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Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak

 

Map of Berry Fields in the Mt Adams Vicinity.

Map of Berry Fields Area in the Mt Adams Vicinity. Featured trails include: Langfield Falls #8, Middle #26, Service #35, Sleeping Beauty Peak #37, and Hidden Lakes Trail #106.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This Trail Open to Hikers Only.

This 1.4 mile very steep trail starts climbing right away through a dense second-growth forest. The second-growth setting changes to old-growth Douglas fir and mountain hemlock. After 1 mile of continuous grade, the trail levels out near the ridge top. The trail then zigzags over bare rock to the old fire lookout site, affording excellent views of Trout Lake valley and the surrounding peaks. The trail ends at the base of the rock outcrop known as Sleeping Beauty.

The formation was named because the profile somewhat resembles that of a sleeping woman. The formation is actually andesitic magma that intruded up into older volcanic rocks more than 25 million years ago. The andesite was exposed as the rocks eroded away. The trail zigzags over bare rock to the old fire lookout site. Rock work in the walls along this section was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The crest is around 750 feet long, but is only 15 to 30 feet in places, with sheer drop-offs on all sides. You can still see the eye bolts that once served as anchor points for the lookout. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/15/2018: Road 8810 to trailhead is now open. Trail is now melted out & cleared of downed trees.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Hiker Only. Closed to All Motorized Use. Bicycle Use Prohibited.
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

Sleeping Beauty Trailhead


Activities


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Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.4 miles

  Elevation : 
3500' - 4900'

 

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