Mazama Ridge Trail to Faraway Rock

moderate 13 reviews
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Mazama Ridge Trail to Faraway Rock is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,184 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

views

no dogs

From Tacoma, south 40 miles on Highway 7 to Elbe. Turn east on Highway 706 and drive 10 miles to the Nisqually Entrance Station. Continue 18 miles to the National Park Inn at Paradise. The trailhead is behind the inn.

snow
1 month ago

didn't make it to the ridge. but to the guy who was making the trail thank you pound the snow down. the day ended sunny. it was a workout.

hiking
Mon Aug 06 2018

Absolutely beautiful area. I have done this hike many times over the years. Unfortunately this year the wildflowers are struggling due to the heat. Paint Brush and Lupin are in short supply and it looks to be a very short wildflower season.

Sun Aug 05 2018

Did this one yesterday. Flowers were everywhere. Views are fantastic. Great hike.

snowshoeing
Mon Jan 02 2017

My wife and I went snowshoeing. It took us a little longer but the views were amazing! This was our first time in this area...we will be back!

hiking
Tue Jan 12 2016

Awesome!

hiking
Sun Nov 06 2011

Excellent place to hike as you work your way through North Cascades National Park or are using the head of this trail as a base camp for long day hikes. Being from Bellingham, I loved the high and dry side of the east slopes along with all the Lodgepole Pine. The smells are terrific as well as the sights, once you clear the tree tops. Stick with this one as the pay off starts well in to the hike.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Sun Aug 05 2018

snowshoeing
Sat Mar 10 2018

snowshoeing
Mon Jan 01 2018

Fri Aug 12 2016