Mallardy Ridge

Granite Falls, Washington

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Mallardy Ridge is a spectacular wild area that is seldom enjoyed by summer hikers because there are few true trails and no protection from motorized recreationists. Come winter, the old logging roads become de facto trails as the snow drifts over and around them, turning this heavily roaded area into a wild, scenic wonderland. No matter how the ridge is explored, there is plenty of enjoyment for all. In addition to the simple beauty of the snowy playground immediately at hand, the views of the high, craggy peaks if the Mountain Loop region are astounding.
Snowshoe Routes: Washington

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Snowshoe Routes: Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Mallardy Ridge is a spectacular wild area that is seldom enjoyed by summer hikers because there are few true trails and no protection from motorized recreationists. Come winter, the old logging roads become de facto trails as the snow drifts over and around them, turning this heavily roaded area into a wild, scenic wonderland.

No matter how the ridge is explored, there is plenty of enjoyment for all. In addition to the simple beauty of the snowy playground immediately at hand, the views of the high, craggy peaks if the Mountain Loop region are astounding.

© 2015 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Granite Falls
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Late January through early March
Local Contacts: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails: Silverton No. 110
Driving Directions: Directions to Mallardy Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

1/7/2008
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We followed the route per the trail description and took road 4032 off of 4030. Road 4032 has LOTS of deadfall, so you will spend a fair amount of your time working through the fallen trees. The good news was that there was no one else willing to do that much work, so we had the place to ourselves. The other piece of information that might be helpful is that upon our return to our car, there were 100's of sledders near the river and parking was at a premium. If you go, go early. It was quiet along the was and a great place to spend New Years Day.



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