Tronsen Ridge

Liberty, Washington

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Start high, stay high, and enjoy the endless bounty of the wild country between the Cascade Crest and the dry, open deserts of eastern Washington. Tronsen Ridge provides a little of both worlds. Long, dry ridges topped with open meadows and wildflower fields resemble the desert gardens of the Yakima Plateau, but dense stands of fir and ponderosa pine offer up the flavor of the mountains, with pine-scented valleys and cool woodland slopes. The glorious meadows and forests atop the long ridge are wonderful playgrounds for dogs and people, but the people will also enjoy the outstanding views from the high knobs of the route. At various points, Tronsen Ridge grants peeks out to Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, Mount Stuart, and countless other lesser peaks in the eastern Cascades.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Start high, stay high, and enjoy the endless bounty of the wild country between the Cascade Crest and the dry, open deserts of eastern Washington. Tronsen Ridge provides a little of both worlds. Long, dry ridges topped with open meadows and wildflower fields resemble the desert gardens of the Yakima Plateau, but dense stands of fir and ponderosa pine offer up the flavor of the mountains, with pine-scented valleys and cool woodland slopes.

The glorious meadows and forests atop the long ridge are wonderful playgrounds for dogs and people, but the people will also enjoy the outstanding views from the high knobs of the route. At various points, Tronsen Ridge grants peeks out to Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, Mount Stuart, and countless other lesser peaks in the eastern Cascades.

© 2010 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Liberty
Distance: 16.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 to 9 hours
Season: June through October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Wenatchee National Forest
Local Maps: Green Trails Liberty No. 210
Driving Directions: Directions to Tronsen Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

8/27/2006
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The trail had several fallen trees requiring either climbing over (human) or under (dog). The falls are dry at this time of year but the trees are beautiful, the short trip across the highway to the suspension bridge is well worth the extra time.


10/16/2003
0

The trail was well groomed up until I hit a rock slide, about and hour into the hike, that was next to imposible to get over with my dog ( huskie/samoyed mix with lots of hiking experience). The foilage was changing and the colors were spectacular. I recomend the hike, it's just shorter right now then what the book describes. I notified the Rangers and they will not be able to take care of the slide until next season. For more specific directions, the trail head starts on milepost 53 on SR410. You need a Trails Pass to park and use the trail.



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