Sleeping Beauty

5 Star Route / Ridden and Reviewed by Gravel Girl

You will need mind altering drugs or a tremendous vision to think the rock formation on this ride looks like sleeping beauty, but this ride is still very much a fairytale … with a magnificent climb up and through the Gifford Pinochet National Forest, with peekaboo views of Mt Adams, then “a Full Monty” display at the midway point, followed by a blasting downhill into Trout Lake.   

The Details
The route starts at the Mt Adams Ranger Station which has bathrooms (pit toilets), good parking and rangers at the information desk who really know the road conditions and weather forecasts.  We recommend you stop in and say hello.  

The route starts with good pavement and a slight uphill grade for the first 4.5 miles, making for a good warm up. When you turn onto NF-8820 (gravel), the climb becomes a consistent 4-6% grade.  As you climb up and through the serpentine curves you will spy Mt Adams, Sleeping Beauty, Steamboat Mountain and other ridge lines. Smaller gravel roads intersect 8810.  And you cross over streams … along with the Pacific Crest Trail.  // Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop: 34 miles / 3000 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 40 gravel, 60% tarmac
– Location: ~ 35 min north of Hood River, Oregon / Trout Lake, WA
– Rideable: Spring to Fall
– Course by: Captain “O”
– Published: July 2019

Difficulty

Moderate. Due to gain / descent of 3000 ft over a relatively short distance.

The Start

Mt. Adams Ranger Station. Pit toilets.
Lat / Long: 46.000188, -121.541437

Food / Water

Trout Lake General store. Near the start / finish.


Downloads

Cue Sheet / GPX FileTCX File

Legend

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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