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Wildflower Destinations > Washington Cascades (Central)

Sunrise/Burroughs Mountain (Mt. Rainier)

Pierce County, Washington

Mt. Rainier National Park

Fees: National Park Service & timed-entry reservation

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 6400'-7830'

Current status (as of 7/14/24): blooming

Notes: Sunrise is on the dry side of Mt. Rainier and doesn't have much tree cover, so the snow melts quickly and the flowers bloom significantly earlier here than at lower-elevation locations like Paradise (or even Berkeley Park, which can be accessed from the same trailhead).

Peak wildflower bloom at Sunrise/Burroughs Mountain is typically from late June through July into early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until late August.*

Typical year:

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.