Mount Fremont Lookout, Berkeley Park & Skyscraper Mountain


Day Hike - Mount Fremont Lookout

Just doing Mount Fremont Lookout.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Meet at Enumclaw Ranger Station, 450 Rosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw, WA 98022 at 8:30 am.  Discover Pass needed.  I have not done this hike before.

WTA description:

The two-story frame cabin of Mount Fremont, built in 1934, provides an opportunity to reminisce about the time when watchmen stood guard over the forest, with an eye out for wildfires.

From the Sunrise Visitor Center, hike west on the Sourdough Ridge Trail to the Frozen Lake junction, in the shadow of Mount Rainier and the three Burroughs.

At this junction, a trail leads off to the right, heading uphill past Frozen Lake, the water source for Sunrise Visitor Center. It's 1.3 miles to the lookout from here, and 481 feet up. As you can see from the intersection, there's very little shade here, so bring plenty of water and good sun protection.

WTA built a series of steps into this steep section of trail to help prevent erosion. The project took most of summer 2017 -- if you've been here before, do you notice a difference in the tread on your way up?

From the lookout, take in sweeping views of Grand Park, Redstone Peak, Skyscraper Mountain and Berkeley Park. Bring binoculars to look for mountain goats and black bears in Grand Park, the meadow to the northwest of the lookout.

Late June may still have snow on the trail but unlikely, will update required equipment on email to attendees.


Mount Fremont Lookout, Berkeley Park & Skyscraper Mountain

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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