Burroughs Mountain


Day Hike - First & Second Burroughs Mountain

WTA: "...Burroughs Mountain sets right up against the northeastern face of Mount Rainier, hugging the Winthrop Glacier. It offers one of the most dramatic views of Washington's largest volcano; the landscape atop Burroughs is both broad and barren, so there is little to inhibit full exposure." Preference to Tacoma Hikers and Backpackers.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,400 ft

Meeting information will be sent to registered participants.

An early fall stroll at the base of Rainier, hopefully before Sunrise closes for the year. Mount Fremont Lookout may also be added, depending on group consensus and input - doing this would bump the mileage to around 11 miles and up the elevation gain by 500 feet, which would bump this into "moderate" difficulty.


Burroughs Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials and an equally important 11th Essential

  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
  11. Summit snacks to share!
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