Burroughs Mountain Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Burroughs Mountain Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Packwood, 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 best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2572 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

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23 days ago

Mount Rainier is in view almost the entire way. the view at the end is worth it.

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28 days ago

This turned out to be one of the best hikes of our vacation in the Pacific Northwest. We had a beautiful day and the views were really great. I thought it was challenging enough to not be boring! We made it the 2nd Burroughs before making the loop back. Definitely recommend!

1 month ago

We were there Sunday and this is my all time favorite hike! Highly recommend!

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1 month ago

The weather wasn't all that great to begin with, however my husband and I made the best of it.

Starting through Mt Rainer National park and entrancing to the "Burroughs Trail."


Beautiful views, absolutely beautiful.

1 month ago

Amazing view on the mountain! My favorite in this national park (even if there's a lot of traffic on trail ...!)

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1 month ago

One of my new favorites . Hiked 7/27 good weather Great views .

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1 month ago

Hiked to the 3rd Burroughs on 7/25/17. Excellent hike, had a few snow fields to cross but not bad. Trekking poles did come in handy when crossing the snow fields. (Especially on the way to the 1st Burroughs.) Did the loop on the way back, hardly saw anyone (on the loop) until we got closer to the parking area. Saw 2 different groups of goats along the way, marmots, chipmunks and even a raven up at the top of the 3rd Burroughs. Many flowers are in bloom and many more that should be blooming soon. Wonderful views all along the trail!

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2 months ago

Hiked to 3rd Burroughs 7/11/17 via Sourdough Ridge on the way out and Sunrise Rim on the return. Two sloped snowfields to cross prior to 1st Burrough that are steep enough that good hiking boots with traction are necessary and trekking poles would be a good idea. An ice axe would be a nice backup if you slip. Above the 1st Burrough trail is still snow covered in places and difficult to find/follow and especially above the 2nd Burrough even harder to follow. Trail on top of the 3rd Burrough is clear of snow with lots of low growing flowers. Spectacular views from the top! Goats, marmots, chipmunks, ravens, and even a fox added to the adventure. Many flowers are still in the bud stage and haven't bloomed yet, the low growing ones are definitely in full bloom.

7 months ago

Beautiful hike and amazing view of Rainier. Saw 40-50 mountain goats from the top of the mountain. Used to be grandmas favorite hike