Vesper Peak Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This 6.6-mile hike follows mining trails up to the summit of Vesper Peak. The Sunrise Mine Trail #707 begins by threading through a ragged stand of trees, with almost no underbrush. Greenery soon appears as a series of creeks and rivers cut across the rocky trail. The largest and most formidable of these is the South Fork Stillaguamish River, located about 0.5 mile down the trail.
The trail is not easy and at times is little more than a scramble, but the rewards are worth the effort to reach the rocky summit. From the top you can pick out dozens of peaks. It is difficult, scaling more than 4,000 feet in a little over 3 miles on rough trail. Some route-finding skills are occasionally required, depending on how snow-covered the trail is, and above Vesper Creek you can expect to encounter snow all year."