Location: Sunrise, MRNP
Distance: 7 miles (Loop – return via Sunrise Rim trail)
Elevation Gain: 2600 ft
Highest Point: 7200
This is the premier trail in Sunrise area. Because Sunrise road ends at 6300 ft, hikers are thrust onto alpine zone within first few hundred yards of ambulation. With Mt. Rainier reigning dominant to the north, big views are omnipresent.
I did not push towards 3rd Burroughs, instead returned via the highly rewarding Sunrise Rim trail.
One more look at Emmons Glacier as the trail meanders back to Sunrise.