Johnson Ridge

Granite Falls, Washington

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Johnson Ridge is an undulating steep-sided ridge that culminates in 6,700-foot Johnson Mountain. A trip up the ridge rewards the climber with panoramic views of the North-Central Cascades. It is not necessary to reach Johnson Mountain to benefit from this tour—travel as far as you like, take a few runs, then ride the roller coaster back to the jump-off point. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; not recommended for snowboarders; permit/fee area.
100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington

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100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington

by Rainer Burgdorfer (The Mountaineers Books)

Johnson Ridge is an undulating steep-sided ridge that culminates in 6,700-foot Johnson Mountain. A trip up the ridge rewards the climber with panoramic views of the North-Central Cascades.

It is not necessary to reach Johnson Mountain to benefit from this tour—travel as far as you like, take a few runs, then ride the roller coaster back to the jump-off point. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; not recommended for snowboarders; permit/fee area.

©  Rainer Burgdorfer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Granite Falls
Distance: 11
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 8 hours
Season: Best May to June
Trailhead Elevation: 3,040 feet
Top Elevation: 6,721 feet
Local Maps: USGS Glacier Peak West, Benchmark Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Johnson Ridge

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