ElevationAscent: 1,387' 423 m
Descent: -1,389' -423 m
High: 7,345' 2,239 m
Low: 6,200' 1,890 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“The mountain views from any point on this run are superb and Burroughs offers some of the very best.”— Brian Smith
Permits are required for camping. Fires are prohibited. No pets on trails. Treat water before drinking.
Wonderland Trail then turns southward and passes Shadow Lake on a level grade. Just past the lake, look for a junction with Burroughs Mountain Trail and keep left to take it. Burroughs Mountain Trail climbs sharply to an overlook on the White River and Emmons Glacier. Beyond the overlook, the route continues up and onto the wide, flat plateau of First Burroughs Mountain, reaching a junction with the North Burroughs Mountain trail to Frozen Lake in 1.5 miles.
From that junction, follow the trail to the west for roughly 0.7 miles to the summit of Burroughs Mountain. The mountain views from any point on this trail are superb and Burroughs Mountain offers possibly the finest, most assessable tundra in the Cascades.
Although there is no camp on Burroughs Mountain, Sunrise Camp lies along the way, approximately one mile from the parking area. It is popular with families who wish to travel only a short distance before making camp.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Mount Rainier National Park