Jefferson Ridge Trail # 808

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Jefferson Ridge Trail # 808 is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Eldon, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles
2854 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips



16 days ago

2 months ago

Road is rough even to the Elk Lake TH and there is a blowdown over the road that our Honda Pilot just squeezed under. Parked at the Elk Lake TH and hiked up the road to the Jefferson Ridge TH. The trail goes up and up through a beautiful forest. Second part of trail goes through second growth forest with more views out to the east. Had to turn around at about 2600 feet because of deep snow.

8 months ago

Don't pay attention to my map drawing. The trail is an uphill 1500+ ft ( 1.6 mile to the top, 3.2 total) climb through forest. No real photo ops , but deer are plenty. The trail is well defined, but little sign of any usage. It is a good trail for keeping in shape. It ends when it reconnects to FS 2421. The TH is at 47.58322, -123.312116.
Directions are from US 101N, go west on FS 25 (N Hamma Hamma Rd)/ at 6.5 miles go left on FS 2480, cross the Hamma Hamma River/ about .2 miles go right on FS 2421. This road is rocky, steep and rough. When you get to Elk Lake TH # 805, keep going until you get to the TH on the right (past this point the road is severely washed out. There is limited parking just before the TH.