Day Hike - Spider Meadows


Day Hike - Spider Meadows

The flowers should be in full bloom. The trail to Spider Meadows goes through the forest by Phelps Creek, emerging into a beautiful meadow beneath Red Mountain and Phelps Basin.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,321 ft
  • Pace: Casual

Monroe Park and Ride 6:30 AM. Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead.

This will be a casual paced hike to beautiful Spider Meadows. The flowers should be in full bloom. This hike is not difficult, but it is long. Please  make sure you are in physical condition to hike 11 miles.  There are multiple creek crossings that should not be a problem, however your feet may get wet. Plan to spend 45 minutes to an hour for lunch enjoying the meadow we worked so hard to get to. There will time for rest stops and pictures.

Plan for a stop after the hike for a bite to eat. 


Spider Meadows

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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