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  • High point: 4152ft
  • Low point: 5290 ft
  • Total Length: 1.1 Miles
  • Effective Length: 2.6 Miles
  • Horses Perimiited: YES
  • Bicycles Permitted: NO
  • Motorcycles Permitted:NO
  • Trail Difficultty:Easy
  • Seasons:Spring,Summer,Fall
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Text Source:Cle Elum Range District Trail Guide

TRAILHEAD ACCESS: From 1-90 Exit 80, go north through Roslyn, and onto Highway 903 to Lake Cle Elum, then follow the lake on county road to FS Road 4308, then west on 4308 to 4308-120(281Kb), then northwest to trailhead.

PARKING AND FACILITIES: There is parking for 6 vehicles. No facilities.

TRAIL: From the start(481kb) the trail switchbacks over a mile though exposed meadows(128Kb) (no water) to meet the Kachess Ridge Trail (#1315). For an outstanding panoramaic view of the area continue north on #1305, with gentle elevation up and downs, until the 1315.2 junction. From the junction to its relatively short (.5 mile) steep walk to the (sometimes crowded) outlook (339Kb) for views of Mt. Rainier(136Kb) and the core Cascades(262Kb). [click here to zoom to mountains(287Kb)]

SETTING: Meadows, open hillsides, ridgetops, scattered trees, subalpine zone, one large clearcut at the trailhead.

OPPORTUNITIES: Hiking, horseback riding, scenery, photography, wildlife, hunting, wildflowers.

OTHER TRAILS: Kachess Ridge #1315, Thorp Mountain #1315.2, Thorp Creek #1316.

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Gregg Petrie 2000