Sunrise Park Road

Sunrise Road: the highest paved road in WA

Sunrise Park Road is the name of a steep, narrow, and winding mountain road located in Pierce County, in the U.S. state of Washington. At an elevation of 1.957m (6,420ft) above the sea level, Sunrise Point is the highest point that can be reached by vehicle at Mount Rainier National Park.

Is the road to Sunrise Point in Washington paved?

The road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Sunrise Park Road. It was opened in 1931. Due to the steep, narrow, and winding nature of the Sunrise Road, it is recommended that RVs and vehicles with trailers longer than 25 ft. LOA not travel up the Sunrise Road beyond the White River Campground intersection.

Is the road to Sunrise in Washington open?

Starting at WA-410, the steep and winding road is 24.78km (15.4 miles) long. It’s one of the highest roads of Washington. It usually opens in late June or early July and closes in late September to early October due to heavy snow fall in the winter.

How long does it take to drive the Sunrise Point in Washington?

Plan about 30 minutes to complete the drive without any stop. However, the drive is very scenic and the drive will take much longer. The end of the road hosts a big parking lot. Sunrise Point is a must-see destination for visitors to the national park. On clear summer days, the summit provides breathtaking views and a 360-degree views of the surrounding valleys, Mount Rainier, and other volcanoes in the Cascade Range such as Mount Adams. If you look carefully you can also see the summit of Mt. St. Helens.

 

 

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