Huckleberry Creek Trail

A moderate 9 mile one-way hike with 400 ft in elevation gain if you start at Sunrise or 3,800 ft in elevation gain if you start at Forest Road 73. This hike takes you through old-growth forest, waterfalls, Forest Lake along Huckleberry Creek with grand views of Mount Rainier and McNeeley Peak.

getting there

From SR 410 turn west onto Huckleberry Creek Road (Forest Road 73) and drive to the Huckleberry Creek trailhead (2,900 ft). Leave a car here. Then drive to Sunrise in Mount Rainier National Park via the White River entrance.

on the trail

Hike about 0.5 mi north and west out of Sunrise on the Sourdough Trail, gaining 400 feet of elvation. Turn right onto the Huckleberry Creek Trail at the junction at 6,800 ft.  Continue 8.5 mi, descending 3,800 feet on the Huckleberry Creek Trail until its other end at Forest Road 73.


  • National Park Entrance Fee needed for the trailhead at Sunrise.
  • Northwest Forest Pass needed for the trailhead on Forest Road 73.
  • Can be done also be done as a key exchange day hike.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • 6,800 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
    Mount Rainier Wilderness
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
  • Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Huckleberry Creek Trail

Day Hiking Trip
Views every step of the way. We will traverse most of Sunrise Ridge, hiking to
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Sep 29, 2018
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Sep 26
Foothills Branch
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