Tronsen Ridge

Cle Elum, Washington

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Start high, stay high, and enjoy the endless bounty of the wild country between the Cascade Crest and the dry, open deserts of eastern Washington. Tronsen Ridge provides a little of both worlds. Long, dry ridges topped with open meadows and wildflower fields resemble the desert gardens of the Yakima Plateau, but dense stands of fir and ponderosa pine offer up the flavor of the mountains. The glorious meadows and forests atop the long ridge are wonderful playgrounds for wildlands enthusiasts. At various points, Tronsen Ridge grants peekaboo views out to Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, Mount Stuart, and countless other lesser peaks nestled in the eastern Cascades.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

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Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Start high, stay high, and enjoy the endless bounty of the wild country between the Cascade Crest and the dry, open deserts of eastern Washington. Tronsen Ridge provides a little of both worlds. Long, dry ridges topped with open meadows and wildflower fields resemble the desert gardens of the Yakima Plateau, but dense stands of fir and ponderosa pine offer up the flavor of the mountains.

The glorious meadows and forests atop the long ridge are wonderful playgrounds for wildlands enthusiasts. At various points, Tronsen Ridge grants peekaboo views out to Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, Mount Stuart, and countless other lesser peaks nestled in the eastern Cascades.

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

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Cle Elum
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Best Times: June–Oct
Features: Wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Okanogan–Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails Wenatchee No. 211S
Driving Directions: Directions to Tronsen Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

6/7/2010
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Headed up to the trail from the southern entrance and there was a slide of rock and trees blocking passage from about 5 miles from the trail head...unsure if the northern entrance is clear.



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