Mallardy Ridge


Day Hike - Mallardy Ridge

This is not a snowshoe in August; rather, it is a hike to the Cutthroat Lakes, one of the most beautiful areas I have encountered off the Mountain Loop Highway.

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  • Easy+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft

Everett Station, Parking Lot A, southwest corner, 7AM

The Walt Bailey Trail takes off along Mallardy Ridge and passes through forests and meadows, crosses an avalanche chute, before beginning a rocky, steep ascent to the Cutthroat Lakes. The way may not be the easiest, but you will be glad you made the journey. Total distance is about 8 miles and 1800 ft in elevation. Dinner and socializing in Granite Falls after the hike. Riders should bring cash to help cover costs of driving. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Mallardy 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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