Roaring Ridge

3.8/5 (8 reviews)
Hyak, Washington (Kittitas County)
Last Updated: 11/24/2022

Trail Information


Located amongst a network of trails and forest roads situated south of Lake Kachees, Roaring Ridge is a short trail that goes along a ridge that gives it its name. This trail is really an outdated forest road that has turned into a medium difficulty jeep trail taking you through the lush and wild forest with several campsites along the way. The short but slightly challenging nature of this trail makes it a great choice for beginners who are looking to try something more difficult than a maintained forest road.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

3.8/5 (8)
Official Crew
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/24/2022

Closed for the season! See you next year!
Visited: 10/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a very short trail with sections of deep ruts and mild off camber. I did this on a rainy day so there wasn’t much of a view for me at the top.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is accessible now but there are some deep drifts. I cleared some downed trees and made it to the end of the trail. Very scenic and it did have a difficult section to navigate! Looking forward to coming here again this year for camping!
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/04/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great spot to get away from everything and everyone. Once you’re at the top, you’ll have great views on both sides. You’ll have the drone of traffic from I90 down below at the top. On the lost lake side, before the top, you’ll have complete peace and quite. The trail directions were ok, kinda basic once you’re up and in the area. I’d advise checking out different maps before you loose signal. Only bad thing is spent brass castings and shotgun shells that weren’t picked up from someone. A vehicle with good ground clearance and 4wd is a must.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/02/2020

A short trail with one particularly heavily rutted segment but otherwise straightforward.

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