Tronsen Ridge


Day Hike - Tronsen Ridge

This scenic hike up Magnet Creek trail to Tronsen ridge provides views out to Teanaway ridge and Mt Miller and beyond as you hike higher. This will be a naturalist trip with frequent stops to admire and identify wildflowers, trees and any animals or birds encountered.

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • Pace: moderate with frequent stops

Meet 9am at Blewett Pass on hwy 97 on the right side at turnoff to FR 9716 toward Discovery trail.  We will caravan over Blewett pass  to the unmarked TH which is off of hwy 97 past milepost 171.  There is now very limited parking near the TH or on the left side of the road around a bend from the TH.  Be prompt.

The Magnet Creek trail 1206 is on the GT map Liberty No. 210 and can be found on the Gaia and All Trails apps.  We will go up a steep slope with numerous switchbacks at the beginning to attain a minor ridge.  Much of our walking will be on minor ridge tops until we attain the main Tronsen ridge.  Scouting this trip 5/13/21, naturalist leaders found there had been recent logging activity further on the main ridge.  Time wise it was also a good plan to shorten the proposed trip to allow time for viewing plants and birds.  We did see Lewisiopsis tweedi (commonly known as Tweedy's Lewisia) in one area on the Magnet trail.

The trail is steep and difficult at times and requires good conditioning even though we will have frequent stops to identify wildflowers, trees, etc.  Poles will be useful.  Bring pleanty of water.  The creek is far below and there will be no place to get water on the hike.

There is no restroom at the TH.  No parking pass is required.

An email will be sent out a few days before the hike with any updates or instructions.   


Tronsen Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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