Ronald, Washington

Top Spots in and near Ronald

  • North Bend, Washington

    Climb Mount Thomson

    16 mi / 4500 ft gain
    The West Ridge of Thomson is rated 5.6 and is 4-5 pitches depending on how you break it up. The East Ridge is some spicy 4th class and although people do scramble it, it is recommend to use a rope on the descent. The Approach Starting at the PCT trail-head you have two options.  You can take the ...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Hike to Gravel Lake

    13.6 mi / 2759 ft gain
    Starting at the Snoqualmie Pass PCT trailhead, you start hiking through an old growth forest. This hike has a nice gradual incline with views starting near a talus field. Late June, early July wildflowers are growing like crazy along the trail. This field offers a up close view of Mt. Rainier alo...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Ski Tour or Snowshoe Kendall Knob

    3 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The area around Kendall Knob is great for snowshoeing or ski touring. It is particularly nice for ski touring because there are a variety of short tours at varying difficulty and on varying aspects. Skiers or those on snowshoe can begin their trip at the PCT trailhead near the Commonwealth Campgr...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Backpack to Ingalls Creek

    3.0
    11 mi / 1450 ft gain
    As attempting to find a good overnight spot, I stumbled upon the mostly overlooked Ingalls Creek trail. Seemingly easy to get to, this seemed like a solid option for Spring camping. When we arrived, there were about four other cars in the parking lot, and my guess is that was about how many cars ...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Lodge Lake via PCT

    3.5
    3.79 mi / 932 ft gain
    As you begin your hike up to Lodge Lake you will pass through a small forest. After about .5 miles you will come out into the open. Simply follow the path under the chairlifts as you cut across the mountain. In the summer when there is no snow on the ground you can see lots of wildflowers. If you...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Backpack to Lake Caroline in the Enchantments

    5.75 mi / 3100 ft gain
    From Leavenworth, WA head down Icicle Creek road and head to the Eightmile Lake Trailhead.The backpack starts at roughly 3270 feet of elevation and the highest point of the hike is 6300 feet. To start you will hike through a very beautiful and forested area for a while before getting into a burn ...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Eightmile Lake

    4.0
    6.76 mi / 1496 ft gain
    Beginning at the trailhead, fill out a self-issued permit allowing you to stay overnight. Start your trek heading upwards at an elevation of 3300 feet. As you become adapted to the trail, you will start to realize it is maintained and well groomed. In addition, The 1300 feet of elevation gained t...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Climb Cashmere Mountain

    4.0
    17 mi / 5700 ft gain
    To get to Cashmere Mountain, drive east towards Leavenworth on Highway 2 and turn right on Icicle Creek Road. After 8.5 miles, turn left onto Eightmile Road for 3 miles, and park at the Eightmile Lake trailhead. The hike begins at Eightmile Lake Trail. After 2.8 miles, just past Little Eightmile ...
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  • Enumclaw, Washington

    Backpack Noble Knob via Greenwater Trail

    16.9 mi / 3920 ft gain
    From Greenwater heading south: Pass the fire station to FR 70 on the left. Follow FR 70 for about nine miles to FR 7033. Take a right and follow the road to the trailhead. Northwest Forest Pass required. The trail is in good shape and mostly flat to Greenwater Lakes which is great for families a...
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  • Enumclaw, Washington

    Hike to Greenwater Lakes

    4.5 mi / 900 ft gain
    Following along the Greenwater River, family friendly Greenwater lakes Trail #1176 which has minimal elevation gain, winds through a lush green mossy old growth forest.  Along the trail you will cross over several log bridges and pass a couple of beautiful waterfalls.  At just under two miles int...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Snowshoe to Franklin Falls

    5.0
    6 mi / 400 ft gain
    Depending on the road conditions and where you parked, the hike will be somewhere between 5-6 miles roundtrip. I always advise checking the weather and Washington Trail Association trip reports for the latest information.  If conditions are ideal, grab your snowshoes and head to the mountains! Yo...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Franklin Falls via Wagon Road Trail

    4.4
    2.07 mi / 331 ft gain
    This is an easy 2 mile roundtrip hike that leads to beautiful Franklin Falls. The trail is very well maintained and is easy for even young hikers to travel. The trail goes through the forest and along a gorge as you gain 400 feet in elevation to the falls. There are a few places you can scramble...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Melakwa Lakes via Denny Creek Trail

    4.6
    8.84 mi / 2615 ft gain
    This hike has it all: old-growth forests, rivers, waterfalls, alpine lakes, views, peaks, and so on. The hike starts from near Denny Creek Campground in between the separate I-90 viaducts. Almost immediately, you will cross over a walk bridge over Denny Creek's waterfalls, and then eventually und...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Kaleetan Peak

    9 mi / 2200 ft gain
    Initial note: because this is an alpine scramble, do your research before tackling this adventure, including learning the correct route and the current conditions (such as any early- or late-season snow). From the Denny Creek Trailhead, take the Denny Creek trail just over 4 miles to Melakwa Lak...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Kaleetan Lake via Denny Creek Trail

    If you want to visit multiple lakes, get a view of or tackle a peak at Kaleetan, Chair, and Bryant, campgrounds for overnight or weekend adventures, fish in the lakes, explore off the trail and natural waterslides and picnic area waterfalls, this is for you. Denny Creek Trail offers it all! Afte...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Upper Wildcat Lake

    1.0
    14.43 mi / 4370 ft gain
    Although this hike is possible if you’re looking for an all-day training hike, it’s much more enjoyable if it’s an overnight backpacking trip. Head up the trail past Snow Lake toward Gem Lake. En route to Snow Lake will be a little crowded, but should lighten significantly as you continue hiking...
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