Burroughs Mountain Private Hike
Mount Rainier National Park5.0 (1 reviews)
- Stunning Glacier Views
- Amazing Sunrise Meadows
- Adventurous Hike
- Amazing Natural & Cultural History
- Top Shelf Backpack & Trekking Poles
- Trail Snacks & Lunch
With stunning access to the northeastern side of Mount Rainier, rare tundra, and abundant views, the starting point for this hike – Sunrise – is not to be missed! And it only gets better on our incredible day hike. We hike towards the Burroughs Mountains, a series of three mountains on a ridge just below Rainier, and hike past alpine lakes and dramatic overlooks of the Emmons Glacier. We can turn around at First Burroughs, or, if you’re feeling strong, continue on towards Second and Third Burroughs Mountains for extra challenge and adventure. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for parties of climbers traversing the glacier in the distance. Wildlife is always a possibility as well. We’ll enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch with some of the best views you’ve ever seen as our backdrop. After taking our time to absorbe the intense beauty of this area, we’ll eventually turn back. Delicate plants and snowfields that remain through late summer accompany us back to our starting point.
(Important: We run hikes in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our terms and conditions for information on cancellations and refunds.)
Please Note: Due to use limits, we are not taking 2021 reservations for this hike at this time.
$175-$525 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This hike follows well maintained trails, and can be adjusted significantly based on the preferences of your group. It can be an easy-moderate hike or a moderate-strenuous hike if we go the full distance. In early and late season, we may be hiking in snow at times.
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 5-7 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on lightly rugged terrain
- Possibly hiking in snow in early or late season
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
- Level 1: around other hikers the entire time
- Level 2: around other hikers most of the time
- Level 3: around other hikers some of the time
- Level 4: see a couple other groups during the hike
- Level 5: most likely to have the trail to ourselves