Crystal Mountain Resort Ridge Walk


Day Hike - Crystal Mountain Resort Ridge Walk

No gondola! We will use the Northway trail to hike up the ridge.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,600 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

0700 at Enumclaw ranger station

Hoping the Mt. Rainier rain shadow effect will come through once again.

Vaccination required for participation. You can e-mail the trip leader an image of your card or show an image on your phone at the meetup spot.

We will hike the Northway trail up to Crystal Ridge and then south along the ridge for a total of about 12 miles RT.   Foot traction devices required (microspikes, etc) as there may be a bit of snow up there this week.

Be prepared for cold.  We are in the shoulder season now.


Crystal Mountain Resort Ridge Walk

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
  • Microspikes or other foot traction devices
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