Third Burroughs & Skyscraper Traverse


Alpine Scramble - Burroughs & Skyscraper Mountains

Hike to Second Burroughs Mountain, then a delightful crosscountry scramble to Skyscraper. Loop back to Sunrise via Berkeley Park

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  • Strenuous 3, Rock Scramble, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Meet at White River Entrance, Mount Rainier National Park, at 9 AM.

2 hour drive from North Seattle.

NOTE: Rainy weather will cancel this trip, but forecast looks good.

Take the trail to Second Burroughs.   

Then, there is a  really pleasant cross country jaunt between Second Burroughs and Skyscraper, with a bit of boulder scrambling.

A boot path leads to the summit of Skyscraper, followed by a trail return to Sunrise via Berkeley Park.

Typical trip time is 6 hours.


Third Burroughs & Skyscraper Traverse

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots or shoes suitable for cross country travel and a short boulder field
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