We tried this last year, but we took the wrong trail at the start and headed up Kachess Ridge. When we came down we noticed the unmarked trail we should have taken at the start. Hopefully the flowers will have started blooming because there were some wonderful flowers last year.
This time we'll head south on the trail. North end had wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and lake so I'm sure the same will be seen from the southside.
Roundtrip 6.0 miles
Elevation Gain 2270 ft
Highest Point 4470 ft
Map: Green Trails Kachess Lake No. 208
Please read the description and trip reports at the following link:
Find the trailhead near the parking area, then take the right-hand path (Trail No. 1308.2) as it climbs steeply to the southeast, plunging straight up the steep face of the wall above Silver Creek (the left-hand trail). The trail switchbacks for more than 0.75 mile, gaining 1000 feet, to reach the junction with the Easton Ridge Trail (elev. 3400 ft).
Turn right at the trail junction to head south along the ridgeline. In the next 2 miles you'll climb gradually to a 4470-foot viewpoint on the ridge. Peer down to the small community of Easton alongside Lake Easton. On the other side (to the east) look across the Domerie Creek valley to Domerie Peak and Mount Baldy.
From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 70. After exiting, turn left over the interstate and then turn left onto the frontage road. Continue a short distance before turning right onto Forest Road 4818 (signed "Kachess Ridge and Easton Ridge"). Drive about 1 mile, then turn right at the next road junction and continue another 0.5 mile to the trailhead.