Burroughs Mountain


Day Hike - Burroughs Mountain

first & second Burroughs, 7.4 miles round trip, 900 feet of elevation gain, 7,400 ft high point, easy to moderate, with magnificent views of Mount Rainier From the Sunrise parking lot start at the trailhead just to the right of the bathrooms and follow the signs to the Sourdough Ridge Trail. Follow the trail west to the five-way trail intersection just past Frozen Lake. From the intersection take the Burroughs Loop trail 0.8 mails to the summit of First Burroughs, which is basically just a flat section of the mountain. Then take the Burroughs Mountain Trail 0.6 mile to the unmarked summit of Second Burroughs, a large flat area with a wonderful WPA-style dome-shaped masonry bench.

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Pace: 1.5-2

Lacey park and ride, park nearest Martin Way, at 7AM.  I have a silver Honda CRV. 

Lunch break at the crest of our journey.  Note significant sun exposure is possible even if overcast.  This hike is at elevation so prior acclimatization is recommended.


Burroughs Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection, a good hat
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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