add-memberalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbellblockcalendarcamerachatchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-upcircle-with-crosscomposecrossfacebookflagfolderglobegoogleimagesinstagramkeylocation-pinmedalmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1pagepersonpluspollsImported LayersImported LayersImported LayersshieldstartwitterwinbackClosewinbackCompletewinbackDiscountyahoo

Ruckle Ridge

Ski season is around the corner and my hiking season is nearing the end. I want to do Ruckle Ridge one more time this year and what better time then after a couple of weeks of rain? Expect muddy and cold and you won't be disappointed.

We'll hike up Ruckle Ridge which is at times a poorly maintained scramble and includes the infamous cat walk that some members usually choose to walk around. At the Benson Plateau we'll connect with the Ruckle Creek trail for the hike back which is a nicely laid out, well maintained trail. In all we'll gain about 3,800 feet of elevation for a 12 mile hike. It's reputed to be one of the toughest hikes in the gorge and is one of my personal favorites.

Bring: Gaiters (not mandatory), non cotton clothes, appropriate boots and street clothes to change in to for the ride back.

Really none of my hikes are dog friendly, and certainly not this one.

We'll keep a nice steady pace with few stops to keep from cooling down. Please be in decent hiking shape. This is not a rookie hike.





Join or login to comment.

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Excellent!!! More than five stars. I needed a challenging difficult hike to balance things out and keep myself conditioned. My thigh muscles and calf was cramped and spasmed up the whole time. I am a tough cookie. Thank you Magnus and everyone for making this a wonderful hike. The rain did not stopped us.

    October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike! Thanks for putting this together Magnus!

    October 27, 2012

  • Andrew

    Even in the rain - pretty amazing hike. Great group of hikers

    October 27, 2012

  • Magnus

    The weather predictions came true and it rained all day adding dimension to an amazing hike. Snow on top which surprised me. Great, tight team. We worked well together.

    October 27, 2012

  • Avinash

    Would love to give this 10 stars. Thanks Magnus!

    October 27, 2012

8 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy