Teanaway Ridge

Cle Elum, Washington

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Because of this route’s high trailhead, much of your elevation gain is done before you start walking, meaning you can enjoy a high ridge route with relatively modest effort. The trail rambles along the ridge, rolling up and down with wildflowers underfoot and views stretching for hundreds of miles—as far south as Mount Rainier and north to Mount Stuart. The big rock of Diamond Head stands to the east. This trail is open to motorcycle use, so visit midweek to minimize the chance of running into these noisy beasts.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

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Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Because of this route’s high trailhead, much of your elevation gain is done before you start walking, meaning you can enjoy a high ridge route with relatively modest effort.

The trail rambles along the ridge, rolling up and down with wildflowers underfoot and views stretching for hundreds of miles—as far south as Mount Rainier and north to Mount Stuart. The big rock of Diamond Head stands to the east. This trail is open to motorcycle use, so visit midweek to minimize the chance of running into these noisy beasts.

© 2014 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Cle Elum
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Best Times: July–Oct
Features: Wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Okanogan–Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails Liberty No. 210
Driving Directions: Directions to Teanaway Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

8/6/2009
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We loved this sweet little, don't blink your eyes or you will miss it, town. Just on the otherside of this Gost Mining Town the county road ends and the fun really begins. The back roads are truly 4 wd, yet our Toyota Highlander 2 wd did ok on the National Forestry Roads. We took a trip all the way up to Lion Rock (I think I remembered that correctly.) There is an increadable view of the forest up there and one breath taking seen after another. Interesteingly there are just a few homes up there. It is hot and dusty, but worth the trip if you are interested in back country cruising. There are some gold mines in that area you may be interested in checking out, although the few that are currently being mind are probably not going to be safe to venture into. There are signs, or there should be signs posted and just be sure to obey them. Otherwise you may want to stop in at the local small store to get some icecream and talk to the people there. They are friendly.



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