Nannie Ridge/Sheep Lake

Packwood, Washington

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The trail begins near the eastern end of the campground. The Nannie Ridge Trail (No. 98) climbs north through dense pine forests for more than a mile, crossing a couple shallow creeks (often dry late in the year) and gradually gaining elevation. As you hike, note that the soil here poses extra concerns for your dog. The many volcanoes in the area have dumped a lot of light ash into the soil, making it gritty and powdery. In fact, by midsummer, the dirt trail is churned into several inches of billowy dust. Your dog, panting happily up the trail, needs plenty of water breaks to clear that dust from his throat.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

The trail begins near the eastern end of the campground. The Nannie Ridge Trail (No. 98) climbs north through dense pine forests for more than a mile, crossing a couple shallow creeks (often dry late in the year) and gradually gaining elevation. As you hike, note that the soil here poses extra concerns for your dog.

The many volcanoes in the area have dumped a lot of light ash into the soil, making it gritty and powdery. In fact, by midsummer, the dirt trail is churned into several inches of billowy dust. Your dog, panting happily up the trail, needs plenty of water breaks to clear that dust from his throat.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Packwood
Distance: 9
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 7 hours (day hike or backpacking trip)
Season: Early July through early October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Local Maps: Green Trails Walupt Lake No. 335
Driving Directions: Directions to Nannie Ridge/Sheep Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

9/13/2008
1

Steep good day hike. Took about 4 hours. The views of the gorge are picture perfect and on a hot day its perfect as a good part of the hike is through the old growth.



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