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Sound City Advanced Hike

  • Mount Rainier Area -- NE - Sunrise/White River United States (map)

On Saturday, August 24th, join us as we take on Sound City’s advanced hike to Summerland. This hike offers the opportunity to visit beautiful Mount Rainier in partnership together. Come enjoy a time of hiking and fellowship as we enjoy God’s creation.

Summerland | Panhandle Gap is just over 12 miles roundtrip with a 2,950 foot elevation gain topping out at 6,800 feet above sea level. This challenging hike is not recommended for beginners or children. There is a $30 fee for parking, or you can purchase a National Park Pass.

Michael Ellmer will be leading the hike. He’ll provide details to anyone interested in joining, including:

  • Prerequisites

  • Essential Equipment

  • What to Expect

For more information and to RSVP, contact Michael.

Childcare will not be provided for this event. For a family-friendly alternative, check out our family hike on Saturday, August 31st.


Follow Highway 410 about 36 miles south of Enumclaw and pass under the arch that marks the boundary of Mount Rainier National Park. Continue on about four miles and take the White River Canyon road going toward Sunrise. The park entrance station is just over a mile up the road.

There is a public restroom facility in another 0.1 mile, behind the bulletin boards on the right side of the road. There are no facilities at the trailhead. Continue on another 2.9 miles.

The trailhead parking area comes up quickly, just beyond the bridge over Fryingpan Creek. There is room for about 25 cars to park on the right in painted slots, and room for a few more along the shoulder on the left where the beginning of the trail to Summerland will be obvious.

Earlier Event: August 18
Beach Baptisms & BBQ
Later Event: August 25
Kid's Ministry Classroom Graduation