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Forest Lake

Mount Rainier Area

Location

Mount Rainier Area -- NE - Sunrise/White River
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Length

4.4 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 1250 ft.
Highest Point: 6920 ft.

Rating

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
Road Closed 11.9.21: The highway to this trailhead is closed for the winter season. It will reopen in the spring when the snow can be cleared.
 
 

Forest lake is a small lake in the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier. The Lake is a stop along the Huckleberry Creek Trail, with one designated campsite. Since it’s within the National Park boundary a permit is required to camp here.

From the main parking area at Sunrise, start out on the Sourdough Ridge Trail for about 0.6 mile. Enjoy the stunning views of Mount Rainier along this stretch because shortly you’ll drop down and the scenery will change.

At the first fork in the trail, following the sign to Forest Lake, head right down the Huckleberry Creek Trail and drop into a mountain basin. After 1.6 more miles of travel you will arrive at Forest Lake. 

The hike in is mostly downhill, so enjoy your time at the lake before the climb back to your car.

 

Forest Lake

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.9146, -121.6423 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area -- NE - Sunrise/White River

Mount Rainier National Park

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Mt. Rainier National Park Trails (Nelson & Bauer - Mountaineers Books)

Buy the Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270 map

Getting There

From Enumclaw drive south on Highway 410 for about 37 miles, then turn right on to Sunrise Park Road. Continue for about 15 miles to the main parking area at the Sunrise Visitor Center.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
Road Closed 11.9.21: The highway to this trailhead is closed for the winter season. It will reopen in the spring when the snow can be cleared.
 

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