Esmerelda Basin Trail

Driftwood Acres, Washington

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A favorite spot for flower watchers who are aware of its variety of species is the varied terrain surrounding the 6477-foot Esmerelda Peaks. A dividend is its location in the eastside rainshadow, where in theory it rarely rains—but as we can attest, theory is no match for reality.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

A favorite spot for flower watchers who are aware of its variety of species is the varied terrain surrounding the 6477-foot Esmerelda Peaks. A dividend is its location in the eastside rainshadow, where in theory it rarely rains—but as we can attest, theory is no match for reality.

© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Driftwood Acres
Distance: 15
Elevation Gain: 5,150 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Hikable: Mid-June to mid-November, Best flowers: June to August
Local Contacts: Cle Elum Ranger Station
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 209 Mount Stuart
Driving Directions: Directions to Esmerelda Basin Trail

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Apr 2018