Tronsen Ridge

Trip

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: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 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.  We will need to park 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 where we will continue walking on the ridge uphill, joining the Tiptop trail 1204, and continuing to an overlook of the 5 mile road where it attains the ridge.  At this spot we will find Lewisiopsis tweedi (commonly known as Tweedy's Lewisia).

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 may be useful.  Also we will walk at social distance and use masks as needed when getting close to another person.  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.   

Route/Place

Tronsen Ridge


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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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