Sourdough Ridge Trail

Mount Rainier National Park
Located 26.3 miles from Buckley, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
9,105 Steps 1  (4.1 mi)


The Sourdough Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 6,827 ft (2,081 m), a minimum elevation of 6,171 ft (1,881 m), and an elevation range of 656 ft (200 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
9,1054.1 mi6,171 ft6,827 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.8 hrs20.6247 ft834 ft
[ B to A ]
2.0 hrs69.5834 ft247 ft

What is the length of the Sourdough Ridge Trail?

The length of the trail is 4.1 mi (6.6 km) or 9,105 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Sourdough Ridge Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.0 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Sourdough Ridge Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Rainier National Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Bearhead Mountain, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Clear West Peak, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Sun Top, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Mowich Lake, WA
  5. Topo Map: Sunrise, WA
  6. East Topo Map: White River Park, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mount Rainier West, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Mount Rainier East, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Chinook Pass, WA

Is there a Sourdough Ridge trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Sourdough Ridge Trail is located on the Sunrise and White River Park topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.