From a lush temperate forest valley, the trail climbs 2,200 feet in three miles to Snider Ridge. It weaves four miles through Douglas-Fir trees on the north side of the ridge and rocky points and high meadows to the south. Some sections have grades of 20%.
Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:
See day hiking description.
Tether stock in designated areas only or in the trees below the meadows. Horses should be in good condition. See day hiking description.
Recreation areas with activity Viewing Plants:
The trail descends to the valley floor through boulder formations and overhanging moss. The loop trail returns to the trailhead through beautiful stands of maple, Douglas-fir and western hemlock. Ever-changing colors of flowers. Please stay on the trail to protect the fragile plant life.
Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery:
The trail meanders along the ridge top between Jim’s Junction and Mosley gap. It offers spectacular views of Mt. Olympus, Lake Crescent, the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and the Sol Duc Valley below.