Roads 6526, 6522, and 6527 Johnson Ridge

Skykomish, Washington 98288

Roads 6526, 6522, and 6527 Johnson Ridge

Roads 6526, 6522, and 6527: Johnson Ridge Professional Review and Guide

"Why would anyone choose an abandoned road with modest views instead of the “real” Johnson Ridge trail, with in-season flower fields and at all seasons exciting views of the Monte Cristo Peaks, Glacier Peak, and a view into the Eagle Rock roadless and trails area?

The best reason for walking these abandoned roads is solitude, virtually guaranteed. Or maybe just because it’s there. Furthermore, the nearby Johnson Ridge trail is open to motorcycles. While 4.5 miles one way is a days’ recreation for a hiker, it represents only a half-hour ride to a motorcyclist, and isn’t worth the effort of driving to the trailhead. However, if you were unlucky enough to arrive at the Johnson Ridge trailhead on a day when motorcycles were present, one of these abandoned roads might look very attractive."

Roads 6526, 6522, and 6527: Johnson Ridge Reviews

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8/30/2007
Lovely trail - Johnson Ridge. We'd gone to hike lake heather, but the road was closed. Ranger gave us this gem. Steady uphill climb on ridge, but easy footing - soft forest floor, not rocky or rooty. The "top" of the ridge (at about 3 miles) had small but terrific views past a new forest. Lots of blueberries to graze on. Some bugs to bother you. Very satisfactory hike.
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Trail Information

Skykomish
Nearby City
6
Distance
1,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Depends on which option is chosen
Duration
Best spring to fall
Season
3,620 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,830 feet
Top Elevation
Skykomish Ranger District, Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails #143 Monte Cristo; Skykomish Ranger District
Local Maps

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Jul 2018