Tonga Ridge Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Skykomish, WA that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible from May until November.
Directions from Skykomish: Drive east on U.S. Hwy. 2 for 0.5 mile. Turn south onto Foss River Road #68. Drive Road #68 for 3.5 miles to its junction with Road #6830. Turn left onto #6830. Continue for 6 miles to the 310 spur. Turn right onto the spur, drive 1 mile to the end of the spur at the trailhead.
The mountain views and fields of flowers were perfect for a late afternoon walk in the woods for me and my wife.
got to within 1-1/2 miles of trailhead, but the large patch of snow at the start of FR 310 was too large for my 4 wheel pathfinder to get through. will try again in a month when all the snow is gone.
If you love berry picking on your way up the trail, this one is for you. Be careful of bear, it is bear territory. Very steep at the begining and keeps climing, you will finally level off towards the end, around the ridge. Awesome views and yummy blueberries