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American Ridge

Mount Rainier Area > Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
46.9695, -121.1680 Map & Directions
Length
12.0 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
2950 feet
Highest Point
6310 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
American Ridge. Photo by Monkey Boy.
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
  • Lakes
  • Rivers

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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. Continue reading

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Hiking American Ridge

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 in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

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.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area > Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

American Ridge (#958)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

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