Red Mountain Trail #1330

Area Status: Not Cleared
  
 

Trail begins on Cooper River Road (Forest Road 46) and ends at Kachess Ridge Trail 1315

Leaving the road, the trail climbs steeply with numerous short switchbacks. From the trailhead to Little Joe Lake, the trail is closed to stock due to steep, rough conditions. It crosses a logging road and continues climbing steeply into a high basin, passing near an old mine. It is difficult to find in an avalanche area, and tops out at a timbered saddle. From here a short trail goes north to an old lookout site. The main trail continues south along the ridge for a short distance and then heads off the ridge through an open area, switchbacking downhill through small timber to Little Joe Lake and the junction with Little Joe Lake Trail 1330.1. The 1330.1 trail is hiker-only and heads downhill 1.3 miles to its trailhead on Forest Road 4312-123 along Thorp Creek. From Little Joe Lake, the 1330 trail is open to stock to Kachess Ridge Trail 1315. It goes past the outlet of the lake, climbs to a minor ridge, descends into a small basin, then climbs in a westerly direction to its end at Kachess Ridge Trail 1315. This trail is usually easy to find where it is in the timber, and sometimes difficult to find in open areas.

General Information

Directions:

From Cle Elum and/or Roslyn, take State Highway 903 north 17 miles to Salmon La Sac, then turn left on Forest Road 46 / Cooper River Road. Travel about about 2 miles to the trailhead.


Parking:

There is roadside parking for 6 vehicles. No facilities.


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