DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,496 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

20 days ago

If you up close and personal views of Mt Rainier then this is the hike for you. From the top of each one of the Burroughs you are rewarded with fantastic views. The Second Burroughs is the jumping off point for the vast majority of tourist/hikers (not a bad place to turn around). Looking at the trail drop down into the saddle and up, up, up the other side to the Third Burroughs can be most intimidating but believe me when I say your efforts will be rewarded. If you go extra early you have a decent chance of up close encounters with the marmots and the mountain goats.