July Hikes: 3.75 to 6.5 miles, 500 to 1,750 feet gain

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

July Hikes: 3.75 to 6.5 miles, 500 to 1,750 feet gain - Mount Fremont Lookout, Berkeley Park & Skyscraper Mountain

This hike may count toward your monthly required GoHike course July hike. We will be hiking Berkeley leg of the trail.

  • Moderate, Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

 Let’s meet at the Sunrise Visitor Center Parking lot near the Restrooms at 9:00 am.   It’s about 2 ½ hours from Seattle to Sunrise.  Also keep in mind that there is an entry gate to the park that can delay your entrance as lines of cars can back up.  Being that it is a Thursday, it shouldn’t be as bad as the weekend, but still add 15 minutes of extra time to your driving route. You will need a National Park Pass or American the Beautiful Pass.  There is a toilet at the park entrance and another at the Sunrise Parking Lot.  Carpool/caravan details in hello hiker.

Berkeley Park is a flower-filled utopia where creeks chatter, pikas squeak, marmots lounge, and you can soak in all in just a few miles from the Sunrise Visitor Center.
The way to Berkeley Park now joins the Wonderland Trail briefly, passing along the rocky north side of Burroughs Mountain and descending for 1.3 miles before reaching another intersection. Here, the Wonderland continues to the left, but you'll proceed straight on, descending into a lush valley. 
Where you begin descending is the top of Berkeley Park. The first section of the park is a lush green slope, where marmots sun on rocks, creeks tumble from higher sources, and wildflowers thrive.  Personal safety and group safety.  We stay together as a group.  If someone needs a party separation, another hiker waits nearby.  If there is a creek crossing, or intersection, we wait for everyone. If you have any health concerns/medication, please let us know and how we can support you. Please bring your 10 essentials.  Weather is expected to be about 70 with sun. Trekking poles recommended. 

Route/Place

Mount Fremont Lookout, Berkeley Park & Skyscraper Mountain



  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
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Your leader will send out a Hello Hiker email prior to the hike with details on the hike, as well as recommended and required equipment.

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