148 N 5th St, Skykomish, WA
Yak Trax or Microspikes Manditory on this hike. Please make sure you bring a pair along with you. Winter has started in the mountains and can make for slippery conditions.
Please read all the information and be sure you are able to do the distance and elevation. Also familiarize yourself with the info in the pages section on this meet up site.
I hiked this trail a couple of years ago. It starts out fairly easily and gently along a ridge for about 2 miles before climbing up for the last mile or so. It is not too strenuous if you just take your time on the climb.
Location Tonga Ridge (#1058)Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - WestMount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District
Roundtrip 6.0 miles
Elevation Gain 1200 ft
Highest Point 5501 ft
Features Fall foliage Wildflowers/ Meadows Mountain views Summits Ridges/passes Established campsites
No Children under 16 years old
Dogs allowed on leash (Scoop the poop , bury or carry it out)
Amble aimlessly along an easy ridge on the edge of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Scrounge for berries or lounge in sun-kissed meadows. Then follow a faint path to a long-ago lookout site still flush in stunning alpine views. Come in summer for dazzling floral displays or in autumn for carpets of crimson unfurled along the way. But no matter the season, come during the week, for Sawyer's admirers are legion.
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Weather, road and trail conditions may alter or reroute this hike to somewhere else. So, as always, remember to keep checking in - especially the morning of the hike.