Sleeping Beauty Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Vancouver, east 70 miles on Highway 14 to Highway 141. Turn north and drive 22 miles to Forest Service Road 88, just beyond the town of Trout Lake. Turn right on Forest Service Road 88 and drive 5 miles to Forest Service Road 8810. Turn right and drive 5 miles to Forest Service Road 8810-040. Turn right and drive 0.5 mile to the trailhead on the left.
Great hike. Last 7 miles is a gravel Road, had a lot of pot holes in it. You could still bring a car if need be. Hike was steep but worth it. Seeing 4 volcanos in one hike is pretty breathtaking.
The trail is smooth, but it has one heck of an incline! totally worth it for the incredible view. breathtaking!
It may be a short hike but it's all uphill to get there. went up on a very overcast morning first ones to the top with light rain. clouds covered Mount Adams had a good view of the Trout Lake area. watched an eagle soaring below us, Got some good pictures of a mountain goat about 75 yards below us. Can't wait to go back on a sunny day
Great view of Adams, Hood, Rainier, St Helens, and Goat Rocks.
Although it's a fairly short trail its relentlessly uphill. But the views at the top way outweigh the hike. Could see four mountains and I would think on a super clear day you could spot some more. Glad we stumbled upon this hike. So far favorite day/half day hike yet this summer. Do it if you can.
Wonderful view from the top makes the steady climb (relentless?) climb worth it. Passed only one other hiker during the round trip.
7-19-13 this was second trip up here, and i forgot how steep it was. I got a nice photo of the bees nest not far from the trail head on left about the size of a basket ball. It took 1hr up today, the views are incredible, could see three mt. but no hood, it was to hazy. No one at top which is always great. I jogged slowly most of way down 25 min.
Don't know how this can be considered a Stevenson hike as it's near Trout Lake, 40+ miles and over an hour from Stevenson. But the hike is a classic in the area with great views of the Mt Adams area. The top is the site of a now-dismantled fire lookout and the last stretch to the top includes a fabulous hand-built rock ramp. Look around at nearby craggy ridges for the mountain goats that live in the area. The trail is mainly a long series of switchbacks so it's not a casual saunter, but it's short enough that it's not too difficult either.
My husband and I hit this about 9AM. Being novices, we took this steep trail one switchback at a time. It was ALL worth it when we go to the top and had a panoramic view of the valley and a view of FOUR mountains.
This hike is about 7 miles round trip. It's a fairly easy hike and can be completed in one day. The views are absolutely beautiful along the way. I used this as one of my very first trails. If you've never hiked before this probably feels like a more moderate trail, it's not a bike path, but it's a easy and well marked trail. Absolutely beautiful views from the top.