Sleeping Beauty Mountain Park provides day hiking opportunities. The park has an old forest service trail which offers access to beautiful alpine lakes and impressive alpine hiking overlooking the Terrace area. The trail is 6 km long and has several steep sections.
Wilderness camping is permitted. There is a developed campsite by a small tarn in the alpine with tent pads, a metal bear-proof food storage locker and a pit toilet.
This park only has pit toilets; no flush toilets.
Total trail length is 6km. The first section provides moderately difficult hiking through a mature hemlock/fir forest and sub alpine meadow. From the meadow, the trail follows an unmarked ridge through a series of peaks which eventually leads to the top of Sleeping Beauty Mountain.
Sleeping Beauty Mountain Park is located northwest of the city of Terrace. To get there, drive west on Highway 16 until you cross the Kitsumkalum River at the city limits. Turn north at the Tempo Gas Station onto the West Kalum Forest Service Road (FSR). Follow this road for approximately 9 km before turning left on the Erlandsen FSR where there are signs for Sleeping Beauty Mountain Park. Follow the Erlandsen FSR for approximately 5 km staying on the main branch. There are signs at each junction for Sleeping Beauty Mountain, follow these.
This road becomes rough and steep as it approaches the parking area and should only be attempted in a 4x4 vehicle. It is highly recommended to park at the information shelter for Sleeping Beauty Mountain and walk up the last 1.5 km of access road – it is very narrow and overgrown. A well marked, good trail leaves the access road at the trailhead and climbs steeply through second growth before levelling off quickly and switch-backing up through the old growth forest and into the subalpine.
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