Burroughs Mountain Loop Via Glacier Basin

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Burroughs Mountain Loop Via Glacier Basin is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ashford, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

10.3 miles
3261 feet



nature trips




wild flowers



no dogs

This hike will bring you up the drainage of the Inter Glacier and return you over the broad Burroughs Mountain. Take this 11 mile loop hike up a glacial drainage basin to an alpine ridge with spectacular close up views of Mt. Rainier. You'll then descend past a very cold alpine lake and part of the famous Wonderland Trail. If you want you can camp in the White River Campground the night before to get an early start on the trail.

8 months ago

Did this trail in the reverse direction camping at Sunrise Camp for the night and continuing up and over the ridge on the second day which afforded us much better views given the weather. We tried to do a side trip to Fremont lookout but the fog rolled in. There was about 8 inches of snow at Sunrise and much more as we got higher and more exposed. I'd recommend having some traction and maybe even snowshoes after this point in the year. But those views were amazing on the clear day, it felt like Rainier was right in our faces.

9 months ago

Superbe tour avec des vues sur le mont Rainier à couper le souffle

Thursday, August 11, 2016

One of my favorites so far after moving to Seattle, WA from Finland early 2015. Mainly because you get to see the diversity of the beautiful nature we have here and the views are just awesome. It's a very scenic trail.

Saturday, July 30, 2016