Trail #261A Sunrise Peak


A map depicting trails in the Juniper-Langille area within the Cowlitz Valley vicinity.

Juniper-Langille area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include:  
Dark Meadow Trail #263
High Bridge Trail #293
Juniper Ridge Trail #261 
McCoy Peak Trail #259A 
Rough Trail #283 
Sunrise Peak Trail #261A
Sunrise Trail #262
Tongue Mountain Trail #294
Yellowjacket Trail #1A 


Area Status: Unreachable

This trail is open to hiker use only.

This very short steep trail takes you to the top of Sunrise Peak, where you can still see evidence of the old fire lookout. Sunrise Peak, 5,880 feet, is the highest summit on the Cowlitz Valley District. From the summit, you will get views of Mt. Adams, Mount St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, and on a clear day, Mt. Hood. This trail is acccessed via Juniper Ridge Trail #261 near it's intersection with Sunrise Trail #262.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/08/2017: Unreachable due to snow. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Restrictions: Closed to all motorized, horse and bicycle use.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District



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Sunrise Peak is made of a type of molten rock that cooled below the earth's surface. This rock was exposed by hundreds of years of erosion, stripping away the layers of rock that used to blanket this area.

Day Hiking

See activity description under Backpacking.