Wonderland Trail

Circumnavigate Washington's iconic Mount Rainier on the 93-mile Wonderland Trail.

getting there

The three most popular starting points for The Wonderland Trail are Longmire, Sunrise, and Mowich Lake. 


Take Highway 7 to Elbe, and turn onto WA-706. Follow 706 for approximately 14.5 miles and stay on it as it turns into Paradise Rd. E. Follow Paradise Road E. for approximately 5.5 miles and Longmire will be on your right. 


Take WA-410 E to Pierce County, and turn right onto Sunrise Park Rd after approximately 36.5 miles. Sunrise is at the end of the road. 

mowich lake

Follow WA-165 to its end at the lake. 

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 93.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 25,500 ft
  • 7,000 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269
  • Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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