Kennedy Ridge Trail 639


This trail is within Glacier Peak Wilderness. It passes through mossy forest along the spine of the ridge with views of Glacier Peak, then switchbacks down to the former site of Kennedy Hot Springs.

For off-trail adventurers, make a loop through the silt and rubble flats left by the October, 2003, floods that buried the hot springs, across Kennedy Creek, and return to the Pacific Crest Trail via the Upper White Chuck Trail 643.  

Washington Trails Association

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: This trail enters the Glacier Peak Wilderness where wilderness restrictions apply limiting group size to 12. INACCESSIBLE, no road access. White Chuck River Trail 643 was washed out.
Closest Towns: Darrington, Washington
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Darrington Ranger District office at 360-436-1155 or Verlot Public Service Center at 360-691-7791.

General Information


This trail is within the Glacier Peak Wilderness. The Kennedy Ridge Trail meets the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 2000 (PCT) 0.25 miles north of Kennedy Creek.

General Notes:


  • Darrington Ranger District
  • Green Trails: Glacier Peak 112



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  Area/Length : 
2 miles

  Elevation : 
3275 feet - 4150 feet