Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail

Sunrise, Washington 98361

Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail

Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Hikable: Late June through October, Best flowers: July through August
Mount Rainier National Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 270 Mount Rainier East
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018