Nannie Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Lewis County, Washington. It is within Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Goat Rocks Wilderness Area. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 3,953 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,666 feet.
Nannie Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Like many trails in the Goat Rocks Wilderness, this one has scenery galore! As a bonus it ends in a sparkling subalpine lake engulfed in seasonal wildﬂowers and ﬁlled with Northwest salamanders, which are fun to watch.
On the way to the lake, bop up to Nannie Peak and the site of a former ﬁre lookout. Like so many of these old ﬁre tower sites, nothing remains but bits and pieces of steel and views to melt your soul."
--Tami Asars, Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks (The Mountaineers Books).
"If you want to explore the Goat Rocks Wilderness but don’t have time to make it all the way into the heart of the mountains, check out the sweeping views from the flowery meadows along Nannie Ridge. Depending on where you live, the drive to Walupt Creek Campground can be long, so make a weekend of it by car camping and completing the loop as a long day hike—or better yet, spend a night in the high country. A word of caution: If you visit this area in the fall, make sure you and your four-legged companion wear bright colors; the area is popular with hunters."
--Adrienne Schaefer, Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Washington (Wilderness Press).
"Hike from the deep forests at the trailhead to the alpine crest of Nannie Ridge and visit an abandoned lookout site with a magnificent view of Goat Rocks and Mount Adams. Then descend back to the trail and continue to Sheep Lake and the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The first 2.6 miles of this hike gain 1,890 feet of elevation, making this a fairly steep route. The hike up Nannie Ridge begins along the Walupt Lake Trail 101. Hike 70 yards east from the trailhead on Walupt Lake Trail to a trail junction.At the junction Nannie Ridge Trail 98 turns left to leave Walupt Lake Trail and quickly begins to climb. The tread winds through dense woods and bracken fern–covered openings and crosses a small stream before starting up a series of ten switchbacks."
--Fred Barstad, Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country (Falcon Guides).
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