Huckleberry Ridge

Greenwater, Washington 98022

Huckleberry Ridge

Huckleberry Ridge Professional Review and Guide

"Sun Top Lookout, built in 1932 on a 5,271-foot peak, provides an excellent view of Mt. Rainier, including Winthrop Glacier, and the Cascade Range—if the weather cooperates. The main road runs along Huckleberry Creek, passes a beautiful hiking trail into an old-growth forest, and then crosses high Huckleberry Ridge.

There, from an elevation of more than 4,800 feet, you will have yet another view across a vast, tumultuous landscape of steep and deep canyons and seemingly endless mountain ranges. On graded gravel and native-surface roads. The hike is easy as well."

Huckleberry Ridge Reviews

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9/13/2008
A very pleasant drive that is fairly close to metropolitan King Co. Despite the USFS website claiming that the road was open FS 75 was closed at the bottom, preventing me from completing the loop. Plenty of roads to get lost on -- bring a USFS road map. No shortage of good primitive campsites along roads, but bring water as many sites are dry. Bring water treatment capability if camping along the creek. High clearance advised if venturing off the main route, but exploration can be worthwhile. I camped at the end of a spur road next to the RNP boundary. The next day's venturing resulted in finding a campsite with one of the most awesome views I've ever seen of Mt. Rainier and, I believe, the Carbon River valley. I tried to take a couple of photos, but obviously haven't yet learned how to work my new camera. I'll get some next time and post one. Rated 3 stars because most views are tarnished by clear cuts, but some old growth swaths remain, especially along creeks. Can see all the way to Mt. Baker in some spots. I will make this trip again.
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8/8/2008
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Trail Information

Greenwater
Nearby City
38
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Access
2.5 - 3 hours
Duration
Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District
Local Contacts
Washington Road & Recreation Atlas; Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
Local Maps

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