Fifes Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Yakima County, Washington. It is within Norse Peak Wilderness Area and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is three miles long and begins at 5,252 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,016 feet. Along the trail there is parking.
Fifes Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The tightly clumped spires of Fifes Ridge present a formidable sight from any vantage point, but as you hike closer to them, the rocky ridge appears ever more menacing and imposing. Perhaps that’s partly because the trail you have to hike to get close to the precipitous ridge can be menacing and imposing in its own right. You’ll climb steeply and steadily, earning the views with every step forward. Fortunately, the views are worth it, and not just the views at the end of the route. As you climb, you’ll enjoy great local scenery as the trail climbs a rugged little alpine creek valley and occasionally darts out to great viewpoints midway up the mountain. The long, broad basin of the American River and the long, sweeping line of American Ridge stretch out before you every time you gain a vantage point, while Fifes Peak and its ragged, jagged ridgeline tower above you."
--Dan A. Nelson, Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington (The Mountaineers Books).
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