CHS 1 Hike - First & Second Burroughs Mountain

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - First & Second Burroughs Mountain

Two hikes for the price of one! We'll hike Burroughs 1 & 2 and add in the lookout atop Mt. Fremont as well. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Puyallup Park & Ride (219 W Main): 6:00am

We'll start out from the Sunrise parking lot, go to the Fremont lookout, and link up with the Burroughs trail. Provided the weather cooperates, our lunch spot will provide stunning "I can reach out and touch Rainier!" views with plenty of space to stretch out.  We'll loop back down to the trail head to treat ourselves to a different view of the Winthrop Glacier and an alpine lake or two.  

Parking Pass Required: National Parks Pass

Map: Green Trails 269X - Mt. Rainier Wonderland OR Green Trails 270 - Mt. Rainier East


Burroughs Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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