Alta Mountain South Ridge Climber's Trail

HARD 3 reviews
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Alta Mountain South Ridge Climber's Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3658 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

hiking
9 months ago

More like a ridge walk and only one place that actaully requires hands to climb. But the ridge is pretty long and exposed some sections.

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing views of Snoqualmie Pass area. Took a side trip to Lila Lake, then used a spur trail near the grove of trees to get up to the ridge. There's a false summit along the trail, the real one is the one you see up north, about 50 feet higher.

hiking
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Gorgeous 360 views of mountain peaks and looking down on the PCT. I did it as a long day hike. Missed the turn off above Rachel Lake and continued on to Rampart Lakes, then circled back and headed up the ridge to Alta. Not much shade along the stretch up Rampart Ridge. Completely snow free as of June 6. The road is in good shape but also overgrown in parts.