Burroughs Mountain Trail
The Burroughs Mountains can be reached via several trail routes. The Sunrise Rim trailhead is located on the south side of the Sunrise parking area. Traveling in a clockwise direction, the trail passes Shadow Lake on a level grade then 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. To make a loop, turn right and hike east to the Frozen Lake junction, then follow the Sourdough Ridge Trail another 1.4 miles east back to the Sunrise parking lot. Or, from First Burroughs turn left and head west an additional 0.7 miles up the trail to Second Burroughs Mountain, featuring spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the Emmons Glacier.
Check current trail conditions before starting your hike! Early season hiking on this trail may be hazardous due to steep snow-covered slopes. Please hike only on the constructed trails and help minimize impact on this delicate environment.
NOTE: Always check current trail conditions before heading out. Log footbridges frequently wash out during the winter or other conditions could be affecting the trail.
Along the Trail
Last updated: November 19, 2020