Sunrise Trail 262

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

Elevation Gain1,251ft
Trailhead Elevation4,917ft
Elevation Min/Max4084/4979ft
Elevation Start/End4917/4935ft

Sunrise Trail 262

Sunrise Trail 262 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Skamania County, Washington. It is within Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 4,917 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,251 feet. This trail connects with the following: Sunrise Trail 262a and Juniper Ridge Trail 261.

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Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks (The Mountaineers Books)
Tami Asars
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"Sunrise Peak is a prominent rocky fortress, fit for a lookout tower. Not shockingly, one stood here until the 1960s, guarding the ridges beyond. Summer wildflowers on the flanks of the peak put on one of the best shows in the area, and huckleberries in late season ripen up for a delectable feast in the sunny open meadows. During the week, you’ll be lucky to see another body, and if you do, it will probably be covered in fur. If you haven’t gone to Sunrise Peak, it’s worth the trip. Put it on your bucket list—you won’t be disappointed!"
Day Hiking: South Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"The name tells you when to visit: Come early so you can be up on the summit as the sun rises in the east, bringing the massive snowcone of Mount Adams to life. Seeing the sun throw brilliant golden light onto the snowy white peak first thing in the morning is a wonderful way to start a day. But, fortunately for sleepyheads, it’s not the only time to experience the magic of this route. Sunrise can be enjoyed at high noon and even at sunset—indeed, some of my favorite moments on Sunrise are at sunset, as the last rays of the day cast long, dark shadows across the deep valleys and sprawling ridges of the Dark Divide Roadless Area."
Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country (Falcon Guides)
Fred Barstad
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"Hike to the highest summit on Juniper Ridge. Being the highest peak on Juniper Ridge, the rocky 5,892-foot summit of Sunrise Peak offers outstanding views in all directions. Cell-phone service usually can be obtained from the summit."

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Trail Information

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Nearby City
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails McCoy Peak No. 333, Blue Lake No. 334
Local Maps