Day Hike - Tronsen Ridge


Day Hike - Tronsen Ridge

15 miles, 3000', 3 miles along 5 Mile Creek road and 4.5 miles along the ridge. Vaccination badge or photographic proof of vaccination is required for this trip.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,400 ft
  • Pace: 2.00 MPH average moving speed

8:00 AM hwy 97 at the turnoff to 5 mile creek road,  

There are 3 options for parking: There are 2 or 3 spots 50 yards up 5 Mile Rd that are reachable by a low-clearance car, high-clearance vehicles have spots a little bit further up the road, park on hwy 97 near the intersection, or there is an expanded shoulder for parking 150 yards down/north the road. 

One suggestion for carpooling is Preston Park n Ride (exit 22 on I-90) at 6:30 AM. 


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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