Begin hiking in the forest to a very difficult ford of the South Fork Stillaguamish River at 0.5 miles and climb steeply to the ridge between Morning Star and Sperry Peaks. This trail is rough in places, but one of the most rugged and beautiful areas on the district. Mountain climbers use it to access climbing Morning Star, Sperry, Vesper and Del Campo Peaks. The trail is covered with snow until midsummer.
From the upper portion of the trail experience views of the surrounding basin and valley. Rock cairns mark the trail in the upper basin.
Hikers should use caution just below Headlee Pass: This steep, narrow, rocky chute is notorious for falling rocks.
From the Verlot Public Service Center (11 miles east of Granite Falls, WA), travel east on the Mt. Loop Highway 17.1 miles. Turn right (south) on the Sunrise Mine Road (Forest Service road 4065) and continue 2.2 miles to the trailhead at the end.