The trailhead from the Mountain Climbers Trail is off of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Road 208. About 1.1 miles along the trail, you will come to the Hellroaring Viewpoint 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 Bench Lake, Hellroaring Meadow and a volcanic cinder cone known as Little Mount Adams.
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 far less maintained and poorly defined.
There are established campsites at Sunrise Camp. A $5 day use fee is required to hike here and is available to purchase at Mirror Lake.
WTA Pro Tip: Hike this in mid-August for the wildflowers or in September for the fall color and solitude.