Kachess–Domerie Loop


Day Hike - Kachess Ridge

Not far east of Snoqualmie Pass, this exposed ridge melts out early for a display of spring flowers and views down to Lake Kachess. The trail starts out gently along Silver Creek, then a steep waytrail ascends to the ridgeline and the old Kachess Beacon.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: slow to moderate, with frequent stops

Meet at the Trailhead at 9:30 am. Driving directions will be provided in the participant email a few days before the trip.  If you are staying overnight for the Easton Ridge trip the following day and intend to camp, you may want to arrive early enough to set up camp beforehand. There is formal camping at Lake Easton State Park.

Priority on this hike will be given to members of the Naturalist Study Group and students in the Introduction to the Natural World class and/or people who intend to go on both hikes. Members in these categories can assume they have leader permission to sign up. Kachess Ridge is the first of two Naturalist hikes (the other is Easton Ridge) from the same trailhead. Sign up for one or the other, or both!  There is informal camping (no restroom facilities) at the trailhead and nearby. Further details forthcoming, as we see how spring advances east of the Cascade Crest.


Kachess–Domerie Loop

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Kachess Lake No. 208

    USGS Kachess Lake
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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
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