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    Sleeping Beauty Trail

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    3.9 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    412 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Head up Sleeping Beauty Trail for a peek of the beauty of this corner of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This trail is only 3.9 km long, but it’s quite steep and a bit narrow in sections. It’s not the best choice for small children but it’s suitable for most skill levels. On a clear day, the view is awesome!

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    Route Description for Sleeping Beauty Trail

    This short but steep hike will get your legs working en route to the summit of Sleeping Beauty. With fabulous views over the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, this is a great hike if you want to work hard instead of work long.

    Users note that to find the trailhead, you will need to stay right at the fork on 8810 and look for a sign for the trail. If you end up on a dirt road, you missed the required right turn.

    Beginning from the trailhead, the trail starts with a warm-up climb before steepening, heading almost straight up before a few narrow switchbacks help you out. It’s a bit of a grind, but you’ll be on the final switchbacks to the top in no time. Take a moment to relax and enjoy the view before retracing your steps to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Sleeping Beauty Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Sleeping Beauty Trail is on Forest Road 40.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

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