Burroughs and Glacier Basin

Experience Mt Rainier like you have never seen before. Incredible views on Emmons and Winthrop Glaciers.

Optional: Club Run Summer 2021 TBD.

Price is per person.


This Self-Guided Adventure Run is great for experienced runners who want a very scenic yet demanding route. Incredible views of Mt Rainier.

Starts and ends at the White River Campground.

Distance: 15M
Elevation Gain: 5,100 ft.
Duration: 6h – 8h.

The trail climbs gently along the White River on the Glacier Basin trail. We go through Glacier Basin Camp before backtracking and going up towards 3rd Burrough.

    • Full-Day run.
    • Recommended start: 07:00 AM from the White River Campground.
    • This is a trail loop.

What is Included

    • GPX file of the route. This is the file you upload to your GPS watch or smartphone using an app such as GAIA GPS.
    • Training on how to use GAIA GPS.
    • Briefing about the route that the trail follows as well as the landmarks and expectations. Duration to complete the route will also be discussed as well as nutrition and hydration.
    • invitation to join online pre-briefings and a Q&A session.
    • Gear and training recommendations. What to bring, how to use specific gear…
    • Opportunity to signup for a specific 12-week training plan.
    • Option to join a Motivation Running Club run on that route at specific dates. Email us for details: stephane@motivationrunning.com.
    • Motivation Running Club membership for one year (you save $45).
    • Invitation to join the Motivation Running Community private Facebook group.

What is not included

    • Lodging. Camping at the White River Campground could be a good option to avoid waking up very early.
    • Transportation to and from trailheads unless specified.
    • Food and hydration during the run, and post-run.
    • Gear required for the run.
    • Personal safety kit.


Distance: 15 Miles

Burroughs and Glacier Basin Loop

Elevation profile: 5,100 ft of gain

Burroughs and Glacier Basin Loop profile



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