Road 6516-110 Klinger Ridge

Skykomish, Washington

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This trip can certainly be described as having a very high “pleasure-to-pain” ratio. Although the 4494-foot summit is heavily treed and offers no views, the route up has many spots to stop and enjoy the scenery. To the south, the views continue to expand until, at the 1.5-mile point, there is almost a 180-degree panorama across the Skykomish River, which includes Mount Daniel, Mount Hinman, Chimney, and a myriad of other peaks in the Alpine Lakes area. For those inclined to visit the summit, it provides a nice shady spot to eat lunch. Exploring in the summit area one can find some peekaboo views to the north, one of which provides a narrowly framed look at Townsend Mountain.
Roads to Trails Northwest Washington

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Roads to Trails Northwest Washington

by Washington Trails Association (The Mountaineers Books)

This trip can certainly be described as having a very high “pleasure-to-pain” ratio. Although the 4494-foot summit is heavily treed and offers no views, the route up has many spots to stop and enjoy the scenery. To the south, the views continue to expand until, at the 1.5-mile point, there is almost a 180-degree panorama across the Skykomish River, which includes Mount Daniel, Mount Hinman, Chimney, and a myriad of other peaks in the Alpine Lakes area.

For those inclined to visit the summit, it provides a nice shady spot to eat lunch. Exploring in the summit area one can find some peekaboo views to the north, one of which provides a narrowly framed look at Townsend Mountain.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Skykomish
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Best spring to fall
Trailhead Elevation: 3,400 feet
Top Elevation: 4,494 feet
Local Contacts: Skykomish Ranger District, Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
Local Maps: Green Trails #143 Monte Cristo, #175 Skykomish; Skykomish Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Road 6516-110: Klinger Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

7/2/2005
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We never actually found the trail, but we did explore the surrounding areas above. Very impressive views of mountain peaks in distance, and surpising amount of clarity in the air compared to lower sites near Index. The directions appear to be wrong, and it looked like there were many road revisions in the recent past.



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