Grand Park, Scarface & Mount Fremont


Day Hike - Grand Park (Mount Rainier)

Avoid the crowds at Sunrise. Enjoy this "backdoor" approach to Grand Park with fall colors via Lake Eleanor.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,696 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,630 ft
  • Pace: 1.8 mph + 1000 ft/hr

Carpool will meet at US Forest Service Ranger Station, 450 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw, WA 98022 at 7:00am. I expect riders to compensate their driver at $0.18 mile. For this trip that would be about $12.00 for the 68 miles roundtrip from Enumclaw to the Grand Park via Lake Eleanor Trailhead.

FR 73 is a rough road, mostly rocky and some potholes to watch out for. It is a slow drive the last few miles.

For those who want to meet at the Grand Park via Lake Eleanor Trailhead, we are aiming to be there about 8:10am.

I take a leisurely to moderate pace - expect a steady, slow pace on the incline from the leader. Dress in layers, as it may be cold with our early start.

We are going to cross Grand Park and take the Northern Loop trail a short distance to reach the viewpoint en route to Fire Creek Camp; the stunning scenery is absolutely worth the extra effort.


Grand Park, Scarface & Mount Fremont

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    USGS Sunrise

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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