Burroughs Mountain Trail

Greenwater, Washington 98022

Burroughs Mountain Trail

Burroughs Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Burroughs Mountain is so close to Mount Rainier’s gigantic north side glaciers it seems to run right into them—in fact, it looks down on their lower paths to crevasses and around the corner to the base of Willis Wall.

Some seasons, snow patches linger late on the trail and are very dangerous, so call ahead to ask the ranger if the snow is gone. Sometimes they are perilous even when the trail is legally “open.” The trail is wide and, aside from the patches, smooth and well maintained. There may be an icy wind, so be sure to carry extra clothing for the summit."

Burroughs Mountain Trail Reviews

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Absolutely tremendous views, with only a couple patches of snow along the trail. Bring plenty of water, food, and sunscreen (and a camera of course).
Hiked all the way to Burroughs 3. Weather was clear but wind was continuous and biting. When we were in areas sheltered from the wind, though, the sunshine was really pleasant. Some patches of snow in shaded areas, compact snow on the trail on the long traverse up to Burroughs 1. Views were absolutely magnificent. On the way back, we split off onto the Sunrise Rim trail at Burroughs 1. Even though it was about 1/2 mile longer, it was mostly in the sun, and more sheltered from the wind. Not much more time this year to enjoy that area - all the facilities at the Sunrise Visitor Center are already closed for the season.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
900 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
6,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,300 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Rainier National Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 270 Mount Rainier East; USGS Sunrise
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018