Summer recreation options are about to expand at Mount Rainier National Park.
The roads to Sunrise and Mowich Lake are scheduled to open Friday, bringing the park’s infrastructure to full operation for the summer.
Sunrise is 6,400 feet above sea level, the highest point in the park that can be reached by car. The area offers numerous camping and hiking options including the popular Burroughs mountains and Fremont Lookout trails. The Sunrise road is already open for foot and bike traffic on days when road crews aren’t working on the road.
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The road openings are weather dependent so park visitors are recommended to check conditions before heading to the mountain.