Emerald Ridge Trail

Ashford, Washington 98304

Emerald Ridge Trail

Emerald Ridge Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Befittingly, Emerald Ridge boasts deep-green meadows, yet this precious gem also houses subalpine wildflowers and hoary marmots. The ridge offers spectacular views of Tahoma Glacier, South Tahoma Glacier, and Glacier Island.

Additionally, the hike to Emerald Ridge takes you up the Westside Road and through old-growth forest with fascinating rock formations, colonade, formed from cooled lava from past eruptions. Although the hike to Emerald Ridge is all uphill and relatively strenuous, the rewards are well worth the effort."

Emerald Ridge Trail Reviews

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8/20/2004
Great un used trail some wash out,be careful hard with a sleeping two year old on your back,neat hanging bridge at end of canyon
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Trail Information

Ashford
Nearby City
15
Distance
3,060 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2-day backpack
Duration
Mid-July to September
Season
2,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,900 feet
Top Elevation
Longmire Wilderness Information Center
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Rainier West; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park; Astronaut's Vista: Mount Rainier National Park; Earthwalk Press Hiking Map and Guide
Local Maps

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Jul 2018