Jun 29 2019


All of the day

Burnt Mountain, DH-1/2

Nancy and Paul Krupin, 509-582-5174,

This is a relatively easy five-mile round trip hike with a 500-foot elevation gain, and a maximum elevation of 6,486 feet.

The trail is a relatively easy to moderate up-and-down ridgeline trail that offers incredible views of Mount Rainier and the surrounding peaks not one quarter of a mile from the trailhead.

At 2 1/2 miles in, we’ll reach a saddle and scramble up to a rocky knoll to reach the top of Burnt Mountain.

The 360-degree view of the Cascades is truly remarkable. From the south, you can see the top of Mount Hood, then Mount Adams and the Goat Rocks; west to Shellrock Peak and Mount Rainier; north to Bismark Peak, Nelson Ridge and Mount Aix; and farther off to the northeast, you can see Mount Stuart and the Stuart Range.

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