Easton Ridge Trail

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington

Distance2.1mi
Elevation Gain2,443ft
Trailhead Elevation2,395ft
Top4,168ft
Elevation Min/Max2382/4168ft
Elevation Start/End2395/2395ft

Easton Ridge Trail

Easton Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Roslyn, Washington. It is within Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 2,395 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,443 feet. The Kachess Ridge Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Domeire Divide Trail #1308.2 and Kachess Ridge Trail.

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Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"Easton Ridge once sported a wonderful trail along its entire length. Hikers can still enjoy that long high route, but the trail disappears in the middle and the southern end is hard to access. Fortunately, the best of the trail is the northern end, where you’ll find grand views, rich huckleberry brambles, and endless opportunities to enjoy wildlife—especially the feathered variety. The Easton area is home to one of the largest populations of turkey vultures in the state, and the massive birds of prey (or birds of opportunity, if you prefer) soar en masse over the thermal-producing faces of Easton and Kachess Ridges. Of course, those big birds of opportunity are here for a reason—the region has healthy populations of mammals, big and small, from marmots to mountain goats, beavers to bull elk. Keep your eyes open and you’ll see a wide range of critters." Read more
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"Easton Ridge once had a wonderful trail along its entire length. Hikers can still enjoy that long, high route, although the trail disappears in the middle, and the southern end is hard to access. Fortunately, the best of the trail is the northern end where you’ll find grand views, rich huckleberry brambles, and endless opportunities to enjoy wildlife—especially the feathered variety." Read more

Easton Ridge Trail Reviews

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8/24/2008
This trail guide says to start on the spur road off 4312, but a new trail has been built that starts at the end of road 4312. The elevation there is higher and you don't have to cross Thorp Creek. There is no sign but you'll find the trail at the end of the road in the middle of the parking area. Keep going up the hill on the trail and it will eventually become flatter and less vegetated (not overgrown after a while). I saw families with babies and dogs hiking this trail. It goes right by Thorp Lake and on up to Thorp Mountain fire lookout tower. Stunning views of Lake Kachess and the French Cabin Mountains along with many other mountains up the Lake Cle Elum valley.
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8/21/2008
Trail from Thorp Lake is brushy low but then clears about 3/4 mile from top. Terrific views north make the hike well worth the effort.
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7/26/2008
My first real day hike in a lot of years. I had planned on taking the other trail but the spur off 4312was closed at the gate due to the "bridge" being washed away. I took the "new" trail but didn't see it right away. My brother and I took off to the north, bushwhacking our way to the other trail. After a few minutes, we decided to start over. That's when we saw little red ties on the trees and followed them up to the lake. The day was not too hot and hazy but we could see everything to be seen. Lots of wild flowers were blowing. There were still some snow fields on and next to the trail. The fire lookout was manned and the ranger was fixing the fire finder. Found a geocache near the lookout as well. For me, it was a great hike.
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9/24/2007
Trail is in great shape and has had some recent work done. Fall colors are in full strength. We took the Kachess ridge trail from the top and dropped down the Knox Creek trail to a second car we had planted. Awesome views and colors. Timing is everything.
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Trail Information

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Nearby City
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Wildflowers
Features
Wenatchee National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails Kachess Lake No. 208
Local Maps

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Dec 2018