Tonga Ridge Trail 1058

  

Slowly climb this south-facing trail through second growth timber into open meadows of huckleberries. Views of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness are spectacular and the area is extremely popular for huckleberry seekers in late summer and early fall. The trail ends at Forest Service Road #6830, 10.8 miles from the #310 junction accessing Tonga Ridge Trailhead. For more hiking at this point, continue onto spur trail #1059.1 for 0.7 miles to  Deception Creek Trail 1059.

Washington Trails Association

At a Glance

Permit Info: Alpine Lakes Wilderness self-issue permit is required for day and overnight use, obtained at the trailheads from May 15 to October 31.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer / Fall
Restrictions: The Tonga Ridge Trail is within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness where wilderness regulations apply.
  • The trail is hiker only.
  • Maximum group size is 12.
  • Dogs must be on a leash.
  • Camp in established campsites.
Closest Towns: Skykomish, Washington
Water: No water on trail.
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Skykomish Ranger District office at 360-677-2414.

General Information

Directions:

Drive US Highway 2 to mile marker 50.5, just east of the Skykomish Ranger Station. Turn south onto Foss River Road (FS Road #68). Continue on FS Road #68 for 3.5 miles to its junction with FS Road #6830. Turn left onto FS Road #6830. Continue for 6.7 miles to the #310 spur. Turn right onto the spur, and drive 1.3 miles to the end of road at the trailhead.


General Notes:

The trail is currently not recommended for stock due to narrow tread.

Maps:

  • Skykomish Ranger District
  • Green Trails #175 and #176

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  4.6 miles one-way
  Elevation : 
4,300 feet - 3,700 feet