Easton Ridge Trail #1212

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Easton Ridge Trail begins at Forest Service Road 4818-203 and ends at the Forest Boundary. Primarily a day hike, no water. Can be combined with Domerie Divide #1308.2 / Domerie Peak #1308 / Silver Tie #1308.1 / Kachess Ridge #1315 to make a multiday loop in seldom travelled country.

SETTING: Dense timber, open hillsides, ridgetops, one clearcut.

Follow a short access trail from the start of Kachess Ridge #1315 trail downhill to Silver Creek, then head upstream about 200’ to a bridge crossing the creek. The trail then begins to switchback up to the divide of Domerie Creek. It turns southeast and climbs the backbone of Easton Ridge. The trail is difficult to find near the high point of the ridge. A false trail leads off to the south, while the original trail goes to the north of the high point down along the base of the rocky summit. From the high elevation, the trail drops gradually, following the ridgeline, to its eastern terminus at a primitive road on private land. This road is usually accessible from the powerline to the south of Easton Ridge.

At a Glance

Fees No fees, Northwest Forest Pass not required at trailhead.
Open Season: spring - late fall
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: summer-fall
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Hiker only.
Closest Towns: Easton
Passes: No fees, Northwest Forest Pass not required at trailhead.

General Information

Parking:

The trailhead is undeveloped and has room for 5 vehicles.


Directions:

From I-90 Exit 70 (13 miles west of Cle Elum, WA), go north to Forest Road 4818, turn right and drive north for one mile, then turn right at the trailhead sign on to a spur road that goes through a clearcut for about 0.5 mile to the trailhead for both Easton Ridge Trail #1212 and Kachess RidgeTrail #1315.


Activities


Hiking

Hide detail HIDE

Backpacking

Primarily a day hike, no water.  Can be combined with Domerie Divide #1308.2/Domerie Peak #1308/Silver Tie #1308.1/Kachess Ridge #1315 to make a multiday loop in seldom travelled country.

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Day Hiking

Although the trail climbs continuously, it travels through nice Douglas fir forest to great views.  It often opens up earlier than most highcountry trails.

Difficulty Level: Moderate