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American Ridge

Mount Rainier Area

Location

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
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Length

12.0 miles, one-way

Elevation

Gain: 2950 ft.
Highest Point: 6310 ft.

Rating

3.60 out of 5

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Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

A steep and dusty trail to a long, beautiful ridge where the rambling is fine, often among a band of elk.

This long trail in the William O. Douglas Wilderness offers solitude. Climbs southwest along many ridges, where the final section joins up with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

Shorter trips are possible too, including American Lake, which offers both a day hike with a camping option.

 

American Ridge

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.9695, -121.1680 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

American Ridge (#958)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

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Green Trails #271 Bumping Lake

Green Trails #272 Old Scab Mountain

Getting There

Located off Highway 410 near milepost 88. From Naches, travel west on Highway 12 for 4.4 miles. Continue straight onto Highway 410 W for 27.5 miles. Turn left onto Bumping River Rd / Forest Road 1800. Travel .7 miles to the trailhead.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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