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Nice Cool Day

Last day of the season, and the clouds were there. But any day out in nature is a good day... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Ed S
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Enumclaw, Washington
Fantastic View

I had never been to the Northwest region of the United States. I was a first time hiker last August... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
hbierer
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Chicago
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Last day of the season, and the clouds were there. But any day out in nature is a good day. Plenty of good day hikes.

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I had never been to the Northwest region of the United States. I was a first time hiker last August when I hiked to Emmons Vista. The hike was difficult in the higher elevation of Mt Rainier (I'm from Chicago, flatlander) but I made it....More

Thank hbierer
Reviewed 7 August 2017

There is not a good view of Mt. Rainier from the Sunrise Visitor Center unless you take this short hike starting just off the parking lot. Easy walk will reward you with a great view of the glacier and mountain. The trail does go on...More

2  Thank igolfCA
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you don't want to hike the trails Emmons Vista Overlook is a very short walk from the Visitor Center. Well worth you time and they view are fantastic.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The View point is a short walk from the Sunrise Visit Centrex of Mount Rainier. But after walking such a short distance you have a glorious view of Emmons Glacier. You also get the view of Mountains and Lakes. Do not miss.

Thank KRAMA200
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A visit to Sunrise at Mt. Rainier would not be complete without taking the short walk/hike to the Emmons overlook. It's a stunning view of the mountain and what is left of the Emmons Glacier. It has retreated an amazing amount over the past few...More

Thank Rhiar23
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The viewpoint is a short 5 minute walk from the Sunrise Visitor Center, but feels miles away as you enter the forest and leave the parking lot and people behind. The viewpoint is perched high on a cliff above the river valley leading up to...More

Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My wife and I hiked the Silver Forest trail since it was close to the Sunrise Visitor's Center and the ranger told us the views of the White River and Emmon's Glacier were awesome. The trail took us about an hour to hike to the...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 28 June 2016

From here you can see the largest glacier in the Continental US. There are some great views from here. There are 2 pavilions you can stop at, the second requiring a hike of about a mile. Its worth it though.

1  Thank Sunjammerz2
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Actually there are two overlooks a short distance down the Emmons Vista/Sunrise Rim Trail that offer excellent views of the Emmons Glacier which, at 4.3 square miles (11 sq km), is the largest glacier in the lower 48 states. The trailhead is at the end...More

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