Mount Fremont Lookout, Berkeley Park & Skyscraper Mountain

From Sunrise in Mount Rainier National Park hike along Sourdough Ridge, past Frozen Lake to Mount Fremont Lookout, Berkeley Park, or Skyscraper Mountain. Enjoy excellent views of Mount Rainier. Distant peaks on the North Cascades, like Glacier Peak, Mount Stuart and even Mount Baker are visible on clear days. These hikes are easy to moderate range from 5.6 to 8.0 miles round trip with 800 to 1,775 feet of elevation gain.

getting there

From SR-410 turn onto the the White River Road. In 1.4 min stop at the White River Wilderness Information Center to obtain your permits. Follow the White River Road to its end at Sunrise (6,400 ft). 

on the trail

Mount Fremont Lookout

5.6 miles round trip with 800 feet of elevation gain, 7,200 ft high point

Berkeley Park

7.0 miles round trip with 1,520 feet of elevation gain, 6,800 ft high point

Skyscraper Mountain

8.0 miles round trip with 1,775 feet of elevation gain, 7,078 ft high point


  • Difficulty: Easy, Easy/Moderate, Moderate
  • Length: 5.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • 7,200 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

Upcoming Activities

Field Trip 4 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - Berkeley Park

Exploring Nature Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course
Mt. Rainier National Park has many trails that lead to premier wildflower gardens.
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, Jul 27, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Jul 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Skyscraper Mountain

Day Hiking Trip
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Aug 24, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants 1 leader
Registration opens Jul 15
Olympia Branch

Day Hike - Mount Fremont Lookout

Photography Trip
Slow hike, stopping frequently to take photos
Difficulty: Easy+
Sat, Sep 7, 2019
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Aug 7
Seattle Branch
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  • Mount Fremont Lookout
  • Berkeley Park
  • Skyscraper Mountain
  • Skyscraper Pass & Skyscraper Mountain

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