Mount Sawyer & Tonga Ridge

A 6 mile day hike, snowshoe, or backcountry ski trip along an easy ridge with 1,200 feet of elevation gain. Enjoy the views of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, wildflowers in summer, and berries in the fall.

Getting There

Drive US-2 to 0.5 mile east of the Skykomish Ranger Station and turn right (south) onto Foss River Road (Forest Road 68). Drive 3 miles to the junction with Forest Road 6830, and turn left (east). Drive 3.3 miles to the top of the ridge and a junction with a small spur road, Forest Road 310. Turn right and continue to the snow line or the end of the road in 1.5 miles (4,400 ft).

  • Suitable Activities: Backcountry Skiing, Day Hiking, Snowshoeing
  • Snowshoeing Category: Basic
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Winter Scramble
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • 5,501 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
    Mount Baker Ranger District (MBSNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Skykomish No. 175
  • Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
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