Emerald Ridge Loop/Westside Road

Emerald Ridge Loop/Westside Road is a strenuous, 13.6 mile day hike loop with 3,150 ft in elevation gain. The trail circles the Emerald Ridge, following a roaring creek to the top of the ridge and down alongside the South Puyallup River.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 13.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,150 ft
  • 5,600 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • USGS Mt Rainier West
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
  • Red Marker
    46.780076, -121.885450
    46.7800759462 -121.885449888
  • Red Marker
    46.821983, -121.839702
    46.8219834792 -121.839702129

Upcoming Activities

CHS 2 Hike - Emerald Ridge Loop/Westside Road

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Hike on the famed Wonderland Trail to Klapatche Park via St. Andrews & Aurora Lakes.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Jul 25
Seattle Branch
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