Mount Rainier: Sunrise hikes
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Hike several classic trails from Sunrise Visitor Center in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. Walk the aptly named Wonderland Trail towards the vast flower fields of Berkeley Park. Wander past Shadow Lake and Sunrise Camp to stunning glacier views from Burroughs Mountain. For vigorous physical conditioning at moderately high altitude, hike the Burroughs Mountain Trail from White River Campground in a 10 mile loop, reaching a high point on Second Burroughs Mountain, 7400 feet elevation above sea level. The trail ascends and descends 3200 feet total, starting from White River Campground up Glacier Basin Trail and returning via Shadow Lake. View fields of yellow glacier lilies in mid-July and other flowers later, until snows returning in late October discourage safe hiking. Beware of a few steep snow banks remaining in July and new slippery snow after mid October.