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Taneum Ridge

Snoqualmie Region > Cle Elum Area
47.1113, -120.9360 Map & Directions
Length
12.1 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
3200 feet
Highest Point
6080 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
View of the Stuart Range from Taneum Ridge. Photo by QAHiker. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
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  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits
  • Ridges/passes

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Northwest Forest Pass

The Taneum Ridge Trail extends for 12.1 miles, starting at Forest Road 3300 and ending at the Manastash Ridge Trail. This trail is open to off road vehicles so you are likely to encounter dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, depending when you go hiking here. Continue reading

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Hiking Taneum Ridge

The Taneum Ridge Trail extends for 12.1 miles, starting at Forest Road 3300 and ending at the Manastash Ridge Trail. This trail is open to off road vehicles so you are likely to encounter dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, depending when you go hiking here. Consider going in the spring or fall to avoid a dusty hike. 

From the trailhead at the eastern end of the trail, head off uphill to gain the low ridge then continue on. After about 2 miles cross Forest Road 3300, and in another 2 miles the trail crosses the same road again.

After this second crossing the road continues winding along the ridge for another 5.6 miles. The last half mile or so of this section descends down to a low point in the ridge where you’ll arrive at an intersection with the South Fork Taneum Trail.

The Taneum Ridge Trail continues on from here, climbing back up to the ridge and continuing on for another 2.3 miles until its end where it meets the Manastash Ridge Trail.

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Taneum Ridge

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.1113, -120.9360 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

From I-90, take exit 93 and head north on Elk Heights Road. At the first intersection, turn right onto Thorp Prairie Road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Taneum Rd (crossing over the interstate) and stay on this for 10.1 miles as it becomes Forest Road 33, then turn left onto Forest Road 3300 for 0.1 more mile before arriving at the trailhead.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region > Cle Elum Area

Taneum Ridge (#1363)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Pass ed. II (Nelson and Bauer - Mountaineers Books)

Buy the Green Trails Cle Elum No. 241 map

Buy the Green Trails Easton No. 240 map

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