Wonderland Trail Tour
August 2 - August 6
Yes, this run truly is Epic! Every year, our runners find out just how stunning, challenging and even daunting the Wonderland Trail can be. This epic tour is the most Advanced tour we offer with two very long days and big climbs and descents on our first two days on the Wonderland Trail. The first day on the Wonderland Trail (2nd day of the tour) totals 34 miles with six long climbs and descents. Elevation gain on the first day of the Wonderland Trail is over 10,000 feet. Day 2 covers 26 miles with a couple really long ascents totaling nearly 8,000 feet. Each day on the Wonderland gets progressively easier and when you complete the circumnavigation, the sense of accomplishment will be real.
The 93 mile Wonderland Trail, which circumnavigates 14,411 foot Mt. Rainier in Mt. Rainier National Park, is one of the world’s most dramatic and scenic trails. On this amazing adventure, we’ll run the entire Wonderland Trail, all the way around Mt. Rainier, over the course of 4 days. On our first day in the park we will take a leisurely run on the scenic Skyline Trail and then settle into our campsite to get prepared for our first day on the Wonderland Trail.
As you travel around the big mountain, you’ll have the opportunity see its many unique and varied faces. You’ll pass through several different life zones in the park including inland rainforests and subalpine meadows filled with wild flowers. The glaciers you’ll see high above you create numerous rugged river crossings, two of which include suspension bridges to cross. And, while rain is always a possibility in the Pacific Northwest, we’re planning our tour during the “dry” season. The opportunity to see each unique side of mighty Mt. Rainier over the course of 4 days is truly stunning! Running the Wonderland Trail will be an epic adventure you won’t soon forget!