Burroughs Mountain Trail

  • Emmons Glacier from Burroughs Mountain Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Mountain Goats along the Burroughs Mountain Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Mountain Goats along the Burroughs Mountain Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

lake

7 (miles)

 Moderate

Loop

~900 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Washington

Mount Rainier

Burroughs Mountain Trail is a tough hike in Mount Rainier National Park that rewards hiker with breath-taking mountain scenery. Mount Rainier says "the mountain views from any point on this trail are superb and Burroughs Mountain offers possibly the finest, most accessible tundra in the Cascades. Plants able to survive in this harsh environment are extremely delicate and slow growing. Please help them to survive by staying on the trail!" Mount Rainier has plenty of camping available. Cougar Rock Campground is located in the southwest section of the park, Ohanapecosh Campground is in the southeast, White River is in the northeast section and Mowich Lake is a small tent only campground in the northwest section of Mount Rainier.

Red Tape

Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave East Ashford, WA 98304

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