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Day Hike - Taneum Ridge—Fishhook Flats Loop

Cinnamon-bark of Ponderosa, smiling-face flowers of balsamroot, loud talk of rushing stream. Long-ish but mellow hike on the east slopes of the Cascades, south of Cle Elum.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,200 ft

0600 Issaquah Transit Center, bottom floor, NE corner.

We will hike up the  north fork of Taneum Creek, which is a mellow trail. There is a short, steepish climb to the ridge, then a long ridge ramble and back down to the creek. Short walk along the road to our parked cars.



North Fork Taneum Creek & Taneum 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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