Ironstone Mountain Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Naches, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From White Pass, east 18 miles to Bethel Ridge Road (Forest Service Road 1500) at Bethel Ridge Sno-Park. Turn left and drive 9.5 miles to Forest Service Road 199. Turn left and drive 2.5 miles to the trail?head at the end of the road.
This was an absolutely beautiful trail. During the summer time there are a huge amount of flowers blooming like lupines, asters, penstemons, colombines, and rhododendrons. The view is amazing when the skies are clear. Even though I am very athletic this trail was difficult, if you don't hike or run very often I would not do this trail. Where there are no trees the wind is violent. Some areas the gravel is lose (so watch you step), I almost fell down the side of a steep part of the trail.