Backcountry Trail Run - Third Burroughs Mountain


Backcountry Trail Run - Third Burroughs Mountain

3rd Annual Burroughs Mountain event. Morning run with one of the most dramatic views of Mt. Rainer. Please register only if you serious abt getting up early and being on-time for this truly spectacular run.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.56 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,828 ft
  • Pace: ~3-4 mph

Meet at 6:45 am at Sunrise Parking Area. (If not practical even at that hour, will gather in front of Information Center.) National Park Pass or Park Entrance Fee required. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running by 7:00 am. There are public bathrooms at the trail head.

Directions: From the White River entrance to Mount Rainier National Park on Hwy 410, follow the road to its end and the Sunrise parking lot.

Burroughs Mountain has been described as a mountain against a mountain. At over 7800 feet, it sets right up against the northeastern face of Mt. Rainier, hugging the Winthrop Glacier. The landscape atop Burroughs is both broad and barren, so there is little to inhibit full exposure to Mt. Rainier. Since this run is taking place well into the summer, we should not have an issues with snow.

We'll stick together as a group at about ~3-4 mph uphill and ~5 mph downhill. We will stop briefly at the top of First and Second Burroughs, then head on to Third Burroughs.  There we will have a slightly longer break to rest, snack, and gaze at Mt. Rainier.

Gaia route:

Please contact the leader before registering if you have not recently done a trail run of similar mileage and elevation gain, and have any doubt about your fitness and stamina to keep up. We run as a group. WE ARE INTENTIONALLY OPENING REGISTRATION NOW - PLEASE ONLY REGISTER IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT ATTENDING. THIS INVOLVES EITHER AN OVERNIGHT NEAR RAINIER THE NIGHT BEFORE, OR A REALLY EARLY WAKE-UP TO MAKE THE START TIME.

Full details will be emailed shortly after registration closes on August 22. In the interim please contact the leaders with any questions: or


Burroughs Mountain

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