Poet Ridge


Day Hike - Poe Mountain

This is a scenic hike to the summit of a former lookout site among the Poet peaks . There are great views of North Cascades peaks and wildflower fields. The strenuous route is listed and we may choose the alternate moderate Irving Pass route .

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  • Moderate, Strenuous 3, Technical 2, Strenuous 2, Technical 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,015 ft
  • Pace: 1.50 mph

We will meet at the trail head  , 9:00 am  . Drive Hwy 2 to Nason Creek Rest Area , arriving by 7:30 am  , and leaving for the trail head at 7:45 am from the rest area . I am suggesting  this time frame for determining progress to the trail head , and you may choose to drive directly to the trail head . From the rest area drive five miles on Hwy 2 to Coles Corner . Turn left , North, onto St. route 207 ,signed for Lake Wenatchee  and proceed 4.2 miles to a Y intersection after crossing the Wenatchee River. Bear left onto North Shore Road . At 7.6 miles after passing the Ranger Station and crossing the White River the road becomes Forest Road 65. Continue West on Fr 65 for 14 miles to the roads end at the trail head .You may wish to take the Smith Brooke Rd to FR 65 , however I do not know the road conditions , and do not recommend the route .  The Mountaineers , in accordance with Covid- 19 policy does not recommend carpooling ,except with family members . 

This is a modified phase 1 hike , and the Mountaineers Covid-19 requirements apply. 


Poet 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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