Ptarmigan Ridge Trail

Boundary, Washington 98244

Ptarmigan Ridge Trail

Ptarmigan Ridge Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Travel along a rugged knolled snowy and rocky spine above glaciers and barren slopes to almost within embracing distance of majestic Baker. Across alpine tundra, and snowfields that never retreat in summer’s heat, feel the pulse of the frozen volcano on this hike.

But be forewarned: this trail is more of a climber’s path, rough and sketchy in spots, buried beneath snow in others. Take ice ax and map and turn around when the going gets spooky. If you’re prepared and conditions are good, however, your journey across Ptarmigan Ridge will be one of the most stimulating and exhilarating in your life."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Aug– mid-Oct
4,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,200 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Glacier Public Service Center, or Mount Baker Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mount Shuksan No. 14
Local Maps