Tronsen Ridge


Naturalist Trip - Tronsen Ridge

This hike features an incredible display of wildflowers accompanied by jaw dropping views.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,500 ft
  • Pace: slow with stops

Swauk Forest Discover Trail just 1/4 mile off Blewett Pass at 9:30 AM. We will caravan to the trailhead at Haney Meadows with stops to bird and for flowers.  Carpooling from 65th Street Park and Ride at 7:20 AM. Other carpooling can also be arranged.

This site was burned several years ago and is recovering. We walk from Haney Meadows up to the 'official' Tronsen Ridge trailhead and enjoy views, flowers and birds along the way (the flowers are varied and splendid as are the views). Most walking is along an old logging road and is fairly well graded. Many endemics are found here including the fabulous Tweedy's lewisia.


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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