Jefferson Ridge


Day Hike - Jefferson Ridge

This trail offers a steep climb to the former Jefferson Ridge lookout site with wild rhodies in bloom and territorial views on top. Olympia Lookout Rocker listed. We will be starting at the lower trailhead (at 1600 ft) for added miles and elevation gain.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,250 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,850 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

At least one carpool will leave from the Olympia area at an early hour.  I will provide more details via email during the week of the trip.

Come prepared for an early start and a strenuous workout. Participants should have successfully completed comparable trips with similar elevation gains at a moderate pace this year.


Jefferson Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Trekking poles recommended
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