The trailhead from the Mountain Climbers Trail is off of the Round the Mountain Trail about 0.1 mile from its east trailhead on the Yakama Nation's Bird Creek Meadows Road. The unsigned trail takes off to the right as the Round the Mountain Trail turns left.
About 1.1 miles along the trail, you will come to the Hellroaring Overlook where Mount Adams reveals itself in all its icy glory! This is dramatic overlook into an enormous canyon is bounded on the opposite side by the serrated Ridge of Wonders. Gazing up the canyon, you will spot Hellroaring Falls cascading off Mazama Glacier on the southeast side of Mount Adams. Looking down the canyon, you will see Hellroaring Meadow and a volcanic cinder cone known as Little Mount Adams at the east end of the Ridge of Wonders.
After the gorgeous viewpoint, the trail continues another approximately 2.3 miles up the mountain to Sunrise Camp on the eastern flanks of Mount Adams. This section of the trail is an unsigned and unmaintained mountain climbers' boot path and poorly defined.
There are established campsites at Sunrise Camp.
WTA Pro Tip: Be sure the Yakama Nation has its Mount Adams Recreation Area open before planning to hike here. Contact Yakama Nation Tribal Forestry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 865-5121 ext. 4613 for current open dates and fees.