Easton Ridge Trail #1212

Follow this trail along an exposed ridgeline to reach broad views of nearby peaks and lakes. As an added bonus, during the spring and early summer the trail is lined with abundant wildflowers.
Total Distance: 6.5 miles
Total Ascent: 2200ft
Highest Point: 4500ft
Difficulty: Moderate
Our Hiking Time: 4h
Required Permit: Northwest Forest Pass
To get there, take I-90 to Exit 70. Take a left over the freeway and turn left onto West Sparks Road. Continue for a half-mile to FR 4818 (signed Kachess Dam Road) and take a right. Follow FR 4818 for a mile to an unmarked road on the right. Follow this road for a half-mile to the small parking area at the trailhead. View Google Directions >>
Easton Ridge works well for an early season hike. At a lower elevation and located east of Snoqualmie Pass, it tends to melt out quickly. And while more folks are discovering the hikes near Easton, they do not get nearly as much traffic as other I-90 hikes leaving you to enjoy the big views without a lot of company. Although there is a bit of elevation gain, but most hikers should be able to tackle Easton Ridge, making it a great alternative on a sunny weekend. We recommend you tackle this hike in late June or July when the wildflowers will be at their height.

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