French Ridge Loop

Leavenworth, Washington

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A loop hike over French Ridge and along French Creek, with views and wildflowers aplenty. French Ridge is the high ridge dividing the French Creek and Icicle Creek drainages. French Ridge Trail provides a convenient but strenuous loop hike to a former lookout site, featuring wide views of the Wenatchee Mountain and Stuart Range peaks. The hike is steep, strenuous, and dry by summer and not especially popular. If you are looking for a good view hike away from the crowds, this might be a good one. Just be sure to go light, and pack an extra water bottle
Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness

by Jeff Smoot (Falcon Guides)

A loop hike over French Ridge and along French Creek, with views and wildflowers aplenty. French Ridge is the high ridge dividing the French Creek and Icicle Creek drainages. French Ridge Trail provides a convenient but strenuous loop hike to a former lookout site, featuring wide views of the Wenatchee Mountain and Stuart Range peaks.

The hike is steep, strenuous, and dry by summer and not especially popular. If you are looking for a good view hike away from the crowds, this might be a good one. Just be sure to go light, and pack an extra water bottle

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Leavenworth
Distance: 13.6
Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Overnight backpacking trip
Season: Best midsummer through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 2,900 feet
Top Elevation: 5,840 feet
Local Contacts: Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Chiwaukum Mountains, Stevens Pass, The Cradle; Green Trails 177 (Chiwaukum Mountains), 176 (Stevens Pass)
Driving Directions: Directions to French Ridge Loop

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Apr 2018