Roaring Ridge

Hyak, Washington (Kittitas County)

Last Updated: 11/19/2021
3.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: 06/01 - 11/01
Length: 1.38 miles
Highest Elevation: 3530 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Hyak
Nearest Town w/ Services: Cle Elum
Official Road Name: 5480-117
Management Agency: Wenatchee National Forest
District: Snoqualmie Ranger District


Highlight: Roaring Ridge
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 This trail is really an outdated forest road that has turned into a medium difficulty jeep trail taking you through the lush and wild forest with several campsites along the way.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.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn right at the intersection of NF-112 and NF-5480 onto NF 5480-117 to start the route.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Issaquah, Washington

Head East on I-90. Get off on Exit 62 and go west to Stampede Pass. After one mile, turn right onto 5480, which will have a sign to Lost Lake. Just before Lost Lake make a right onto an unsigned road.



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Adventure enthusiast is probably an all encompassing, accurate way to describe Alex. When hes not exploring outside the states, you can find him on the hunt looking for hidden gems of nature scattered about his home state of Washington, whether it be unique waterfalls or epic campsites. Somewhat of an amateur photographer, you can usually find him with his dslr camera in tow, looking for epic shots that are out of reach to the average tourist. Although fairly new to the true offroading scene with big lifts, winches, and 4-low, during his college days his semi obsession with rally racing led him to explore almost all the unpaved roads withing a two hour vicinity. If the weather is nice, your'e almost guaranteed to find him somewhere outdoors either fishing, shooting, hiking, camping, or wheeling.
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