Tonga Ridge Trail

Skykomish, Washington

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A trail gradual enough to stroll with small children climbs easily to meadowlands, with views of Glacier Peak and the Central Cascades. In fall, there are huckleberries to pick; on early summer mornings, children can watch for deer.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

A trail gradual enough to stroll with small children climbs easily to meadowlands, with views of Glacier Peak and the Central Cascades. In fall, there are huckleberries to pick; on early summer mornings, children can watch for deer.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Skykomish
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: July-October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,300 feet
Top Elevation: 4,800 feet
Local Contacts: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 176 Stevens Pass; No. 175 Skykomish; USGS Skykomish
Driving Directions: Directions to Tonga Ridge Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/19/2008
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This is a great day hike, you have many options and it is definitely a trail worth taking. Halfway to Fisher lake you can go up a steep incline to to Sawyer Pass, which gives panoramic views of Mt. Rainier. Once you climb and hike the ridge way it opens up to a beautiful clearing that is especially magnificent during the fall with fall colors covering the ground all around you. There are many trails leading you in different directions but the one to Fisher lake is tagged, so follow the ribbons and climb up and over the creek bed and you should be at the lake in a half mile or so.



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