Eldorado Peak East Ridge Trail

HARD 8 reviews

Eldorado Peak East Ridge Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marblemount, 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
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,463 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

hiking
8 days ago

Amazing. 7000’ of gain. Car to car in 9 hours. No ropes needed for experienced teams. Brutal on the knees coming back down!

21 days ago

Climbed 4th of July and the glaciers were virtually clear of crevasses. There were only those few that are year round but they were below the climbers route. Awesome climb recommend it to anyone wanted to get a good alps experience in Washington.

backpacking
1 month ago

Rigorous.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Hell of a route! Potentially the best views in Washington for a ROUGH one day hump; 2 days strongly recommended.

Be aware of the talus field right out the forest. The toughest section in my opinion. Also, there are crevasses on the glaciers (to apt to hit them on Inspiration Glacier).

Took just under 11 hours up (hit crevasse at 8,400 and turned back...). 3.5 hours down. You're a bit over halfway, effort-wise, when you hit the "notch" in the ridge at 6,150".

Solo (like me) or with others, this is a spectacular event. Enjoy!

9 months ago

Strenuous and beautiful hike. Walking on the knife edge was very scary but awesome.

hiking
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This was my first mountaineering experience and what an amazing place to start off. The ascent was difficult, but well worth it once you make it to the summit. Of course, gorgeous views along the way too.

rock climbing
Monday, October 15, 2012

Outrageously fun! Lots of great scenery and a very rewarding work out. One of the best this state has to offer!