Sheep Lake & Nannie Ridge

In this area of the Goat Rocks Wilderness are 21-mile loop, 14-mile loop and9-mile out-and-back hike options all with about with ~2,000 feet of elevation gain. Hike up from Walupt Lake through verdant meadows, skirting the base of Nannie Peak where a side trail leads to the top of Nannie Peak. Continue on to reach Sheep Lake and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Both loops follow the PCT for a shorter or longer loop return to Walupt Lake.

getting there

Drive US-12 to 3 miles south of Packwood,and turn east onto Forest Road 21. Drive 15.9 miles, turn left onto Forest Road 2160, and drive 4.6 miles, taking the left fork for Horseshoe Lake and following the signs to Walupt Lake parking lots and trailhead (4,000 ft).

on the trail

nannie ridge to sheep lake and back

9 miles round trip, 1,800 feet of elevation gain, 5,800 ft high point

Hike 2.4 miles to 5,850 ft on the Nannie Ridge Trail, skirt around the south and east side of Nannie Peak, continue 2.2 miles to Sheep Lake and return by the same route. A side trip to Nannie Peak (6,106 ft) on the way out or back adds ~1 mile and 300 feet of elevation gain to the trip.

Walupt Lake-Pacific Crest Trail-Nannie Ridge Loop

14-mile loop, 2,000 feet of elevation gain, 5,800 ft high point

 Hike east along Walupt Lake 4.7 miles to the Pacific Crest Trail (5,000 ft) and turn left (north). Hike 4.8 miles to Sheep Lake (5,800 ft) and the intersection with the Nannie Ridge Trail. Turn left and hike 2.2 miles to Nannie Ridge. An optional ~0.50-mile trail with 300 feet of elevation gain leads to the top of Nannie Peak (6,106 ft).  Hike southwest 2.4 miles to Walupt Lake.

Nannie Ridge-Pacific Crest Trail-Coleman Weedpatch Loop

21-mile loop, 2,500 feet of elevation gain, 5,800 ft high point

Start this loop at Walupt Lake or the Coleman Weedpatch Trailhead ~2 miles west of Walup Lake. Hike the loop in either direction. If hiked clockwise from Walupt lake, hike up Nannie Ridge to Sheep Lake (5,800 ft), south and then west on the Pacific Crest Trail, and the  west on the Coleman Weedpatch Trail back to Walupt Lake.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • 6,106 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Walupt Lake No. 335
  • Green Trails Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S
Activities

Upcoming Activities

CHS Tacoma July Hikes - Sheep Lake & Nannie Ridge

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jul 14, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration opens Jun 15
Tacoma Branch

Alumni Adventure Camp Day - Walupt Lake-Pacific Crest Trail-Nannie Ridge Loop

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Alumni Adventures
Campers who have aged out of Day Camp enjoy Adventure Camp activities!
Difficulty: Moderate
Tue, Jul 20, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 2 instructors
Registration closes Jul 18
Seattle Branch

Alumni Adventure Camp Day - Walupt Lake-Pacific Crest Trail-Nannie Ridge Loop

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Alumni Adventures
Campers who have aged out of Day Camp enjoy Adventure Camp activities!
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jul 21, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 2 instructors
Registration closes Jul 19
Seattle Branch

Alumni Adventure Camp Day - Walupt Lake-Pacific Crest Trail-Nannie Ridge Loop

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Alumni Adventures
Campers who have aged out of Day Camp enjoy Adventure Camp activities!
Difficulty: Moderate
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 2 instructors
Registration closes Jul 20
Seattle Branch

Alumni Adventure Camp Day - Walupt Lake-Pacific Crest Trail-Nannie Ridge Loop

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Alumni Adventures
Campers who have aged out of Day Camp enjoy Adventure Camp activities!
Difficulty: Moderate
Fri, Jul 23, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 2 instructors
Registration closes Jul 21
Seattle Branch

CHS 2 Hike - Walupt Lake-Pacific Crest Trail-Nannie Ridge Loop

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Jul 24, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Jun 23
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Nannie Peak & Sheep Lake Loop

Day Hiking Trip
PREFERENCE TO OLYMPIA BRANCH CONDITIONING HIKING SERIES PARTICIPANTS. Trip may open to general membership at
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Aug 28, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 1 leader
Registration opens Aug 23
Olympia Branch
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Titles

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  • Nannie Peak & Sheep Lake
  • Nannie Peak & Sheep Lake Loop
  • Nannie Ridge & Pacific Crest Trail Loop
  • Walupt Lake-Pacific Crest Trail-Nannie Ridge Loop
  • Nannie Ridge-Pacific Crest Trail-Coleman Weedpatch Loop
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