Day Hike - Kachess Ridge

Kachess Ridge way up is steep, through rocky, flower filled meadows. The ridge features views of Rainier and neighboring peaks.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft

65th street park and ride 7:30 AM

The ridge we walk up is extremely steep. Wear sturdy boots. Poles are recommended as well. The flowers are lovely. Lots of birds to hear. 


Kachess 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
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