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Sunrise Area, at Mount Rainier
What better place to start your visit to Mount Rainier National Park, than at Sunrise. That’s not just a time of day — it’s a location, and a suggestion for when you should visit here. The Sunrise area is located on Rainier’s east side, which means you can expect the mountain to be beautifully lit during the first few hours of the day. You can hike here anytime, and many of the surrounding hills are most beautiful in the afternoon, but the morning is Rainier’s time to shine. There are enough trails at Sunrise to fill several days of hiking. …