Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail

Sunrise, Washington

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Most visitors come to Sunrise to see Mount Rainier, but many hikers know that the other attraction at Sunrise is the wildflower display that begins in mid-June and extends through the summer. Several nature trails take off from the parking lot, but if you have time for only one hike, Burroughs Mountain is suggested. Burroughs Mountain is unusual because this region verges on a tundra-like environment. Here, trees that look “young” are actually hundreds of years old. Their growing season is short and conditions are harsh. In addition to flowers, this trail offers views of Mount Rainier, glaciers, moraines, and the White River valley.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Most visitors come to Sunrise to see Mount Rainier, but many hikers know that the other attraction at Sunrise is the wildflower display that begins in mid-June and extends through the summer. Several nature trails take off from the parking lot, but if you have time for only one hike, Burroughs Mountain is suggested.

Burroughs Mountain is unusual because this region verges on a tundra-like environment. Here, trees that look “young” are actually hundreds of years old. Their growing season is short and conditions are harsh. In addition to flowers, this trail offers views of Mount Rainier, glaciers, moraines, and the White River valley.

© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sunrise
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Hikable: Late June through October, Best flowers: July through August
Local Contacts: Mount Rainier National Park
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 270 Mount Rainier East
Driving Directions: Directions to Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/25/2010
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This is a classically beautiful trail on a clear day with close views of Rainier and the surrounding ridges. It is a relatively easy elevation gain on a highway of a trail. The altitude can be a factor for those that aren't conditioned for it. The rate of use is the only negative thanks to the spectacular views and close proximity to Seattle. However, the trail is well worth braving the crowds.



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