Ironstone - Burnt Mountain Trail

Rimrock, Washington

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Few times in life do hikers get the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful hiking adventure along a high, alpine ridge in a stunning wilderness area without first having to climb that ridge under their own steam. This is one of those rare opportunities. This route starts high from a road-end trailhead just outside the wilderness boundary, then rambles along the ridgeline of Burnt Mountain, onto the shoulder of Shellrock Peak, and then under the summit of Ironstone Mountain. Along the way, you’ll explore wonderful ancient forests, cool forest glades, and flower-filled alpine meadows, and have ample opportunities to see wildlife and wide wilderness vistas—all without the thigh-burning ascents and knee-grinding descents that usually are the prices paid for such stellar scenery.
Day Hiking: South Cascades

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Day Hiking: South Cascades

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Few times in life do hikers get the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful hiking adventure along a high, alpine ridge in a stunning wilderness area without first having to climb that ridge under their own steam. This is one of those rare opportunities.

This route starts high from a road-end trailhead just outside the wilderness boundary, then rambles along the ridgeline of Burnt Mountain, onto the shoulder of Shellrock Peak, and then under the summit of Ironstone Mountain. Along the way, you’ll explore wonderful ancient forests, cool forest glades, and flower-filled alpine meadows, and have ample opportunities to see wildlife and wide wilderness vistas—all without the thigh-burning ascents and knee-grinding descents that usually are the prices paid for such stellar scenery.

© 2007 Dan A. Nelson /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rimrock
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 850 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: July-September
Trailhead Elevation: 5,900 feet
Top Elevation: 6,596 feet
Local Contacts: USFS Naches Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 303 White Pass, No. 304 Rimrock
Driving Directions: Directions to Ironstone - Burnt Mountain Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/24/2010
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Wonderful trail suitable for all of the family. Many Mountain vista's and wildlife to view. If you want a trail on the east side of Washington with no other people, then this is it.



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