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Magnet Creek

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
47.4104, -120.6578 Map & Directions
Length
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2300 feet
Highest Point
4400 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate/Hard
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Ridges/passes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Hike this unmaintained trail on the dry side of the Cascades. It's a scenic, wildflower wonderland, if you're willing and able to route-find your way to the ridge. Continue reading

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Hiking Magnet Creek

Hike this unmaintained trail on the dry side of the Cascades. It's a scenic, wildflower wonderland, if you're willing and able to route-find your way to the ridge.

The trail, such as it is, starts in second-growth forest on a moderate grade. In 0.8 miles, it gains 550 feet of elevation through 17 switchbacks to a stump with a survey marker, and the start of a ridge walk.

Enjoy walking the ridge through scattered ponderosa pine, hemlock, lupine, and daisies, with gorgeous views to the east and west including Teanaway Ridge, Miller Mountain, the Stuart Range and more ridges and valleys.

Rugged, rocky outcroppings along the way add to the trail's beauty 1.5 miles from the trailhead, the grade increases, gaining 400 feet to a 4,000 foot viewpoint looking out over Central Washington.

From here, the trail curves to the east, topping out at 4,400 feet with expansive ridgetop views to the north and south. The last 0.2 miles of the trail descends 100 feet to meet the upper end of Road 7204. Turn right at the junction and road 7204 ends in a half mile, becoming Tiptop Trail 1204, which traces the top of Tronsen Ridge.

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Magnet Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4104, -120.6578 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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

The trail begins on Highway 97. Look for an unmarked trailhead one quarter mile beyond milepost 171. The trail starts next to a 4 foot vertical, 6 inch diameter white pipe.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

Magnet Creek (#1206)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Map Liberty No 210

USGS Blewett/Tiptop

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Magnet Creek

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