Mount Fremont is located in the northeast quadrant of Mount Rainier National Park in a sub-range called the Sourdough Mountains. It is situated at the west end of Sourdough Ridge where it rises above Frozen Lake. An easy trail leads to a fire lookout at the north end. The trail approach starts from the parking lot at Sunrise via the popular Sourdough Ridge Trail and connects to the Mount Freemont Lookout Trail. All told, the trails gain approximately 1200 feet of elevation in 5.5 miles round trip. The fire lookout elevation is 7181 feet, but it is not the true summit. The hike can be done in about 3 hours depending on the amount of time you want to enjoy the view from the top. Mount Fremont is a popular day-hike destination on sunny summer weekends so expect company at the top. The view has a beautiful commanding view of Mount Rainier and its Emmons and Winthrop Glaciers. There are also good views of Skyscraper and Sluiskin mountains. In addition, on a clear day one can see as far away as Glacier Peak, Bears Breast Mountain, Mount Daniel, and Mount Stuart. Seasonally, the lower slopes of Mount Fremont are covered with wildflowers such as lupine, Indian paintbrush, phlox, and aster. Higher up on the mountain the landscape changes to alpine tundra. Access to the mountain is limited by the seasonal closure of the Sunrise Road.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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