Sleeping Beauty Trail to Sleeping Beauty Peak

Trout Lake, Washington

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Hike to an abandoned lookout site high on a jagged rock ridge above the Trout Lake Valley. This trail is maintained by Ralph and Virginia Preston under an agreement with the Forest Service. Sleeping Beauty Trail is open only to hikers from June 15 to November 15. Cliffs surround the summit area of Sleeping Beauty Peak on three sides, and the last few yards to the lookout site are an exposed rock scramble. This is no place to let children run ahead unsupervised.
Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country

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Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Hike to an abandoned lookout site high on a jagged rock ridge above the Trout Lake Valley. This trail is maintained by Ralph and Virginia Preston under an agreement with the Forest Service. Sleeping Beauty Trail is open only to hikers from June 15 to November 15.

Cliffs surround the summit area of Sleeping Beauty Peak on three sides, and the last few yards to the lookout site are an exposed rock scramble. This is no place to let children run ahead unsupervised.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Trout Lake
Distance: 3.4
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Mid-June through October
Trailhead Elevation: 3,500 feet
Top Elevation: 4,800 feet
Local Contacts: Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Sleeping Beauty
Driving Directions: Directions to Sleeping Beauty Trail to Sleeping Beauty Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

7/31/2010
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Beautiful, striking view of Mt. Adams at the top. I really enjoyed this hike. The first mile is breathtaking in the cardio way more than the striking beauty way. Steep though it is, even those that don't appreciate a workout will likely think the effort pays off. The trail is also extremely well-maintained with most invasives kept in check.


8/19/2009
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On a sunny day, you get one of the most fantastic 360' views. It is a tough trail if you are in as bad a shape as I've let myself get in, but it takes about an hour for me, and its always worth it when I'm at the top. You are going to want a lot of liquids and comfy hiking shoes because it is difficult and steep terrain going up! Give yourself extra time for breaks along the way.



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