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Dalles Ridge

Mount Rainier Area


Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
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1.8 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 5700 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

Dalles Ridge is the primary way that hikers access the popular Noble Knob Trail and Ranger Creek. It provides hikers with a beautiful ridge walk after a steady climb from the trailhead.

Begin in a clearing at about 5,300 feet and follow the trail up the ridgeline. A little more than half a mile up the trail, arrive at a junction with the Ranger Creek Trail. From here you can often glimpse Mounts Rainier and Baker, Glacier Peak, and the craggy Stuart Range. If it's particularly clear, you may even catch sight of the Olympics.

Continue hiking along the Dalles Ridge trail, proceeding steadily uphill through wide meadows bursting with wildflowers in the spring. After hiking about a mile and a quarter, arrive at the Noble Knob Trail, which leads to more wildflowers, and some of the best views of Mount Rainer around.


Dalles Ridge

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Co-ordinates: 47.0511, -121.5237 Open map in new window


Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

Dalles Ridge (#1173)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District

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Getting There

Head east on Highway 410 out of Enumclaw for a little more than 20 miles to the Greenwater Road. Turn north onto NF-70 and follow it six miles to Twenty-eight Mile Creek Road 72. Turn south onto NF-72 and follow this road for 7 miles to NF-7250. Turn left onto NF-7250, then proceed two miles to NF-7250-210. Stay on this road another half mile to the sign for the trailhead.

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Northwest Forest Pass

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