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Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail is a 9.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ashford, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September.

Length 9.4 mi Elevation gain 2,562 ft Route type Loop
Backpacking Camping Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Snow No dogs
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A National Parks Pass is required to enter the park

Mount Rainier National Park White River Wilderness Information Center 70004 Highway 410 East Enumclaw, WA 98022 Tel: 360.569.6030

From Puyallup, east 52 miles on Highway 410 to Sunrise Road in Mount Rainier National Park. Turn right and drive 15 miles to the trailhead at Sunrise Visitor Center. Sunrise Park Road typically closes for the winter approximately mid-October until late-June. Check with NPS for trailhead accessibility and current conditions.

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Lauren Roszel
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Peter Empey
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Brandon Kulp
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Great calm day. Since 410 is closed we drove around the mountain to get up there but was a great drive. Smoke didn’t roll in until 5pm. Due to fires there was not a lot of people up there. The trail is always maintained and well groomed! Highly recommend!

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Cassie Arnold
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LOVE this trail so much!! Did it for the second time on 9/4 and it was just as gorgeous as the first time. Love seeing all the animals and wildflowers on this trail!! This hike is very rewarding!!

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Sijia Liu
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Amazing view along the way!

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Meghan Elizabeth
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This is a fantastic trail that I highly recommend. If you have the energy for it make sure to hike to Third Burrough which will take you up to 7,800 feet. You’ll have 360 degree views and with being so high in elevation, it almost feels other-worldly. I got to Sunrise by 0630 so had no issues finding parking and didn’t see very many other hikers out. By around 1100, it started filling up very quickly with lots of unhappy kids, folks not wearing masks within close quarters of one another, music loudly played through speakers, etc. I went on Labor Day so I assume that’s why the stampede rolled in but I’d get to the trail early if you prefer solitude as it is a popular hike.

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Kat Parsons
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My favorite hike! Got to the parking lot at 8am and it was about half full. The trail wasn’t too busy until we made our way down. We saw a mountain goat herd and lots of chipmunks. It was cool at the start and pretty warm by the time we finished up. By far the best day hike at Sunrise!!

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Drew Whitney
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Absolutely beautiful hike. Mild winds and chilly at the top but not bad at all. Definitely worth it to make it to the 3rd Burrough to get the panorama and be even closer to Rainier. TIP: LOOK IN THE DISTANCE ONCE ON 3RD BURROUGH AND YOU CAN SEE TACOMA, SEATTLE, AND THE PUGET SOUND

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Mickey Toth
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Hailey Fantozzi
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Beautiful views of Mt. Rainier. Highly recommend going all the way to the Third Burrough. We arrived at the trailhead at 8am & the parking lot was about 65% full. When we finished at 2pm, there wasn’t an open spot. The trail was heavily trafficked especially at the beginning and end of the loop (with people doing shorter portions — so it became difficult to social distance) and I would say 75% were masking.

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Sarah J
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Awesome hike! The views are amazing. Definitely a popular trail in a popular area, so be prepared for crowds. ~75% wearing masks.

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Chris Mooney
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Jennifer Martin
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Tim Chang
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Vikas Tomar
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Aya Yamaguchi
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Friday, 9/4 (Labor Day weekend): ‘Elk Crossing’ signs are real so please drive carefully to Sunrise! Got to parking lot at 7:30 am. The lot wasn’t full but there are already many people coming in. Took an advice to go counterclockwise and it was perfect. Gorgeous views of Mount Rainier at each Burroughs and throughout the trail. The trail is very exposed so bring plenty of water and start early if the temperature is expected to be high.

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Anu Rawal & Srikanth Avadhanam
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Spectacular. Go all the way to 3rd Burrough, it is worth it was the up close view of Winthrop glacier

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Charles Crellin
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Joe Wermes Jr
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Bryan Kowalske
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Kiet Nguyen
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19 mile hike. We did all 3 hikes in one day. Went off trail but was thrown off by trail.

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Blake Woodsmen
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The otherworldly, rocky landscape is unreal. We started at 8am - and only about 10 cars in the HUGE parking lot. At noon when we got back to the lot - there was ZERO parking, so I would start early. This trail is fun and beautiful. Views of rainier basically the whole way. We didn’t encounter too many people on the way up, but on the way back there were a TON of people. But almost all of them stop at 2nd Burroughs. Do yourself a favor and go to the end, it’s awe inspiring and rainier is so damn close at that point. It was mid 40’s when we started. So started with hiking pants and a light weight puffer. About halfway through changed out to shorts and a shirt. The wind whips on most parts of the hike - so at least a windbreaker for those parts would be recommended.

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