The ridge has unobstructed views northwest over Tenaya Canyon to the Hoffman Range, northeast and east to the peaks along the crest of the Cathedral Range and south to the Clark Range.
The east slope and north ridge are class 1, the northwest slope is class 2 and the summit blocks are class 3.
From Tioga Pass go south and west 16 miles on Hwy. 120 to the same trailhead and follow the directions above.
This is a dayhike requiring no permits.
The trailhead parking at Tenaya Lake is a very popular one in summer for backpackers and parking can be hard to find.
Bear boxes are mandatory for food storage at the trailhead especially for overnight excursions which require permits.
Be prepared for mosquitos in the early summer.
Sunrise High Sierra Camp is an old established campground less than a mile east of Sunrise Ridge on past the Sunrise Lakes on the Sunrise Lakes trail at the junction with the John Muir Trail at 9,400'.
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