Burroughs Mountain


Day Hike - Burroughs Mountain

Enjoy a wonderful scenic hike overlooking Mt. Rainier from the Sunrise Visitor Center

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

9:00 am at the USDA Forest Service Office in Enumclaw. Driving directions will be emailed to all who sign up soon after the closing date

Due to current and expected weather conditions on 9/04 with snow down to about 5,500 ft. I have offered a lower alternative: Crystal Lakes off Highway 410. It's 6  miles 2,300 ft. gain and top elevation of 5,828 ft. if we go to the upper lake.

I have suggested we meet as arranged at the Enumclaw Ranger Station at 9am and we can decide together which trip to take in the light of more recent weather information.

For more on Crystal Lakes visit: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/crystal-lakes

Details for Burroughs Mtn.:

Starting at the Sunrise Visitor Center at 6400 ft. we will hike up to and west and along Sourdough Ridge to Frozen Lake and ascend First Burroughs and then Second Burroughs at 7402 ft. Is the visibility is good we will go on to ascend the Third Burroughs at 7,828 to enjoy further great views. On our return trip we will hike by way of the old Sunrise Campground and Shadow Lake.

Our hike will be led at a moderate pace. This will be an approximately 9 miles round trip with over 1,400 ft. elevation gain if we summit the Third Burroughs.

All vehicles taken to the trailhead, that's within the Mt. Rainier National Park, will require a Mt. Rainier or National Parks Pass. 


Burroughs Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  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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