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Mount Rainier day hike on Burroughs Mountain with round trip transportation from Seattle


Join a certified mountain guide for this scenic and fun 1-day hiking expedition to the summit of Burroughs Mountain in Mount Rainier National Park. Starting from Seattle, head into the park and up to the three summits of the mountain, enjoying immaculate views of Mount Rainier from the top.


Cascade Range

1 Day

Jul - Sep


All levels


* Enjoy the stunning scenery of Mount Rainier National Park.

* Tailor the perfect itinerary for you with 4, 6 and 9 mile options.

* See local wildlife and, in season, the incredible mountain wildflowers.


Situated a little less than two hours away from downtown Seattle, Burroughs Mountain boasts some of the most scenic hiking in Mount Rainier National Park!

The mountain sits on the northeastern flank of Mount Rainier and is composed of a high ridge that was formed by an ancient lava flow.

Three main summits sit on the mountain’s flank, each of which offer spectacular views of Washington state’s largest volcano as well as out into the rest of the Cascades.

Over the course of our day together, we will have the chance to climb up and explore each of these broad and exposed summit.

With options to hike for 4, 6 and 9 miles, this is the perfect peak for every type of hiker to get out and enjoy the incredible scenery and wildlife of the national park.

The adventure begins after we pick you up from your accommodation in Seattle and make the drive to the trailhead.

From here, we will ascend Sourdough Ridge, gaining altitude quickly, before reaching a junction and heading up toward the mountain.

Along the way, we will get to enjoy the incredible diversity of flora and fauna, from colorful wildflowers to mountain goats wandering on adjacent mountain slopes.

The trail gets considerably steeper as we approach the first summit from the southeast. At 7,000 feet, we will enjoy our first incredible panoramas of the park before climbing an additional 400 vertical feet to the second summit.

From here, we will enjoy great views into Glacier Basin as well as out over Fremont Lookout, Berkeley and Grand Parks and Skyscraper Mountain.

The final ascent is the toughest, as we continue to head up a steep path to the third rocky summit of the mountain. However, the gorgeous views from here are well-worth the effort!

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 1-day hiking experience to the top of Borroughs Mountain in Mount Rainier National Park!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Snacks

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses


What experience and how fit do I need to be for this hiking trip?

To hike Burroughs Mountain, you should be in good physical condition and have experience hiking at high altitudes.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

You should start training for the hike at least a month in advance. Include cardio and strength training in your workouts, and be sure to get acclimated to the altitude by hiking at lower elevations before attempting Burroughs Mountain.

Where will we meet at the start of the trip?

We will pick you up at your accommodation in Seattle.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own?

You'll need to bring a backpack, sunglasses and a reusable water bottle

What's included in the price?

The price includes:

-Guiding fee

-Transportation from your hotel to the start of the hike and back

-Permit and entrance fees

-Mountain guide's expenses

-Lunch and snacks

What is the best time of the year to embark on this trip?

The best time for this trip is during the months of July to September

Can I join a group?

Yes, you can join a group on this hiking trip! We offer guided hikes for all skill levels

About the guide

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Tour Operator

My name is Sophia. I started my own adventure company Adventures In Seattle and we focus on small private and semi-private hikes for adventuring souls. We focus on hikes off the beaten path and away from the crowds. We look to ignite the fire of adventure in others to find out how far we all can really go.

Either myself or Kevin lead each hike. We are both experienced, professional outdoor guides with Wilderness First Responder certifications. We love to share our wonderful world with other adventure seeking individuals who feel the wanderlust and the tug of the mountains. Because the mountains are calling, and we must go...

My annual quest for adventure has taken me on the Longest Horse Race in Mongolia, on a rescue mission on horseback to Lesotho, to the ends of the earth in Patagonia and to a remote reindeer tribe in Mongolia. But the truth is - I can find adventure right here in my backyard and on the flanks of beautiful Mount Rainier.

I have so many favorite trips to choose from, but my all time favorite is the Three Burroughs Hike on Mount Rainier. There is no other place on the mountain that gets you so close that you feel you can reach out and touch it! Second favorite trip is Summit Lake. It's a bit of a challenge to get to and we need a 4x4 vehicle due to the rough road but the hike itself is easy to moderate and ends with a pristine, deep blue mountain lake and views of Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountain Range and the Cascades. Least, but not last is Blanca Lake. This hike is hard but the reward of Blanca Lake makes it well worth it in the end. The waters are unlike any I have seen anywhere on earth and it feels like a magical wonderland.

Contact me and I will take you on a unique adventure in the mountains!



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