French Ridge Loop

Leavenworth, Washington 98826

French Ridge Loop

French Ridge Loop Professional Review and Guide

"A loop hike over French Ridge and along French Creek, with views and wildflowers aplenty. French Ridge is the high ridge dividing the French Creek and Icicle Creek drainages. French Ridge Trail provides a convenient but strenuous loop hike to a former lookout site, featuring wide views of the Wenatchee Mountain and Stuart Range peaks.

The hike is steep, strenuous, and dry by summer and not especially popular. If you are looking for a good view hike away from the crowds, this might be a good one. Just be sure to go light, and pack an extra water bottle"

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Overnight backpacking trip
Best midsummer through fall
2,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,840 feet
Top Elevation
Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Chiwaukum Mountains, Stevens Pass, The Cradle; Green Trails 177 (Chiwaukum Mountains), 176 (Stevens Pass)
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Jul 2018