Scorpion Mountain via Johnson Ridge Trail

Skykomish, Washington 98288

Scorpion Mountain via Johnson Ridge Trail

Scorpion Mountain via Johnson Ridge Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This lonesome trail is not as famous for flowers as other trails between Skykomish and Stevens Pass, but it is not one to miss. It can be a little tricky to find the trailhead—especially if signs are missing—so be sure you have maps, and get an update from the Skykomish Ranger Station before you set out.

Look for carpets of glacier lilies in late June on or near the summit. In midJuly, the glacier lilies were on their way out and the meadows were sweet with the scent of Sitka valerian. As the summer progresses, you’ll see generous displays of lupine, tiger lilies, fireweed, Indian paintbrush, tall penstemon, pearly everlasting, false hellebore, lousewort, arnica, heather, mountain ash, and asters. In late August, look for harebells. On a clear day, there are views of Captain Point, Glacier Peak, and Mount Fernow."

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Trail Information

Skykomish
Nearby City
9
Distance
2,900 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Hikable: June through October, Best flowers: Late June through September
Season
Skykomish Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Nos. 143 Monte Cristo and 144 Benchmark Mountain
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018