Hike to Third Burroughs Mountain – Washington, USA

Hike to Third Burroughs Mountain – Washington, USA

Burroughs Mountain is located on the northeast slope of Mount Rainier within Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA.

It was named for John Burroughs, the naturalist, who visited the mountain several times. Burroughs was born near Roxbury, New York, in April 1837, and died in 1931. He wrote extensively about his travels and was associated with the conservation movement.

Burroughs Mountain is a high ridge formed from an ancient lava flow. Its three summit plateaus get progressively higher. It is a popular hiking destination with grand views.

The trail starts at the Sunrise Historic District and loops up to First Burroughs Mountain (elevation 7160 feet) and Second Burroughs Mountain (elevation 7402 feet). Third Burroughs Mountain (7828 feet) is reached on an unofficial trail.

July, August, and September are the months when the road to get here is seasonally open for vehicle traffic.

In this video, I take a hike the trail to the Third Burroughs Mountain at the great Mount Rainier National Park.

Video Source: Mount Rainier – 3rd Burroughs Hike Vlog! | Washington! from Exploration Visuals on Youtube  CC BY

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