Nannie Ridge - Sheep Lake Trail

Packwood, Washington 98361

Nannie Ridge - Sheep Lake Trail

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"This trail offers a bounty of purple gold: an endless tangle of huckleberry bushes. During every visit in late summer, I slow my hiking so I can pick as many ripe berries as possible while still making some trail mileage. Of course, berries aren’t always ripe, so it’s a good thing this trail offers far more than ripe fruit. It provides stunning views of the peaks of the South Cascades, including the near-perfect cone of Mount Adams, and ample opportunity to witness wildlife."

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"The trail begins near the eastern end of the campground. The Nannie Ridge Trail (No. 98) climbs north through dense pine forests for more than a mile, crossing a couple shallow creeks (often dry late in the year) and gradually gaining elevation. As you hike, note that the soil here poses extra concerns for your dog. The many volcanoes in the area have dumped a lot of light ash into the soil, making it gritty and powdery. In fact, by midsummer, the dirt trail is churned into several inches of billowy dust. Your dog, panting happily up the trail, needs plenty of water breaks to clear that dust from his throat." Read more

Nannie Ridge - Sheep Lake Trail Reviews

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9/13/2008
Steep good day hike. Took about 4 hours. The views of the gorge are picture perfect and on a hot day its perfect as a good part of the hike is through the old growth.
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Trail Information

Packwood
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9
Distance
1,800 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
July-October
Season
4,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,800 feet
Top Elevation
USFS Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 335 Walupt Lake
Local Maps

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Dec 2018