Roaring Ridge


Day Hike - Roaring Ridge

Due to overgrown forest road and trail conditions the hike destination has been changed from Meadow Mtn. to Roaring Ridge Fire Lookout Site close by and of similar distance and elevation gain: 6 miles and 1600 feet elevation gain.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft

8:30AM at the Preston Park & Ride (North side of I-90, Exit 22). Full directions and other information will be emailed to all who sign up 2 days before the hike.

 Roaring Ridge Fire Lookout Site: 6 miles with 1600’ elevation gain. 

Starting from an old logging road above Lost Lake, we’ll hike a combination of de-commissioned roads, grassy tracks and abandoned trails to the site of the abandoned Roaring Ridge Fire Lookout. There will be great mountain & lake views along the trail and from the peak, weather permitting.

 We will take the hike at a moderate pace. A good level of fitness and stamina is required.

Our journey to the trailhead will be 75 miles round-trip driving from Preston P&R meeting place (10 ½ mile round-trip unpaved) Access to the trailhead is via a bumpy forest road with potholes. Higher clearance vehicles with 4 or all wheel drive will manage this best. We will hopefully have at least 2 such vehicles to carpool in on our trip.

Carpooling to our meeting place and from there to our trailhead east of Snoqualmie Pass is encouraged. For any members or guests travelling from the east of the Cascades we can fix a meeting place closer to the trailhead. No parking pass is required at the trailhead.

The map for this hike is GT Snoqualmie Pass #207.

 This hike will be co-led by Ralph Owen and Chris Ensor. Questions should be directed to Chris: 206-794-5198




Roaring 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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