Black Jack Ridge Trail

HARD 3 reviews
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Black Jack Ridge Trail is a 12.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
12.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7414 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

scramble

snow

Directions from Leavenworth: Follow Icicle Road (#76) to Black Pine Campground at its end.

2 months ago

Steep! 3.5 miles to the first view point and 3500 ft vertical. Nice and shaded for the first 3 miles or so, then into the meadows on the ridge. Beautiful views!

Friday, June 27, 2014

hiking
Monday, May 26, 2014

If you are a hiker that likes going up, this is the type of trail you will love. Trail wastes no time ascending 3000+ feet, beginning with meandering switchbacks and changing to calf-burning inclines before reaching the top. Hiking even in late May or early June may still require scrambling over several feet of snow before getting to the ridge and the trail can be very difficult to follow.