Teanaway Ridge Trail (#1364) is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2,194 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Note: As of July 2019, the road to the trailhead is CLOSED however the trail is still accessible. You will have hike towards the trail head (aprx .8 . miles each way).

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rocky
13 days ago

If you are choosing between starting at Iron Bear and Teanaway Ridge trailheads ~ definitely pick Teanaway. We had the trail pretty much to ourselves until we crossed the intersection between the two. The peak view offers plenty of space for multiple hikers, but the trail does not. Impossible to stay 6 feet apart, so be sure to bring a mask or neck buff. Start early or go during the week. The Teanaway Ridge parking area is .8 miles from the trailhead. So plan on an extra two miles on this hike. The first half of the trail before the intersection was clear, as there was a group on motorbikes going from one area to the next removing downed trees and limbs with their chainsaws. But once you hit that intersection, plan on a few scrambles over trees and brush. Nothing that cannot be managed. Beautiful flowers including trillium and glacier lily. Also spotted my first calypso orchid. Almost missed them as the bloom is only 1-2” and they are low to the ground. Happy trails!

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rocky
10 months ago

This is also a dirt bike trail. Parts of the trail are loose rock and dirt which can add to the difficulty. Go early if it's going to be hot because sections have no cover at all. This trail sure gets you on the back half with repetitive up and down plus the .8 mile from trail head to parking. Had pretty view points but a one time hike for me.

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rocky
10 months ago

If you are looking for an uphill both ways hike, this hike is for you! But in all reality, there are little flat spots on this trail. It's either up or down and pretty rocky. Unsteady hikers may want to use poles. I chose this hike as it seemed convenient to for some of us coming from the Yakima Valley to meet another coming from Suncadia. We parked at the closure at 7:30 and were the only car there. Our friend met us around 8:15 and we hit the top within 2 hours. It was pretty shady the whole way up, but mostly full sun on the way down. The view up top was nice (though smoky), but there are prettier trails with a better payoff. On the plus side, the lack of traffic to this neck of the woods meant the dirt road was pleasantly devoid of potholes and washboard conditions. All of us are in relatively decent shape and have done plenty of similar-length hikes with greater overall elevation gain- we all agreed the constant elevation loss/gain tested our fitness and would rate it "strong moderate."

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10 months ago

It was a nice trail but definitely hot! Thankfully u are in and out of tree cover. The whole trail is up and down there is no middle ground. Also, as mentioned previously add an extra 0.8 miles each way to the route because the road is closed. We were the ONLY ones on this trail so enjoy the solitude

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10 months ago

Ok, to start with, follow the directions in the description, the road is easy and the directions are accurate. I came up in my 4 door economic commuter car. Second, the road to the trail is gated about a mile before the app’s stated start, so add roughly 2 miles to this hike. That first part is the old road so it’s super easy! Now the trail.....what a nice trail. A good mix of terrain and elevation gains/losses to keep you moving at a steady pace. The views from the top.....unmatched! It was a work out....but worth it! More people should give this trail a look. Bring lots of water.......none on the trail!

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over grown
11 months ago

I went from iron bear to teanaway ridge then south on ridge. Super sweet up there but definitely a few overgrown sections and one large tree down. Lots of hike a bike as the frequent climbs will toast you.

Mon Jul 30 2018

If you’re looking to reach the summit, choose the Teanaway Ridge Trail once you reach the cutoff where Iron Bear Trail will also continue but down hill into the forest.

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Sat Jun 07 2014

Friday 6-6-2014: My wife and I hiked Teanaway Ridge Trail. We parked our car at Iron Creek Trailhead. The trailhead is only 3 miles from US 97 highway near Blewett Pass on National Forest Road 9714. The forest road is a dirt road with typical potholes. No permit is required to park at the trailhead and there is no toilet. We hiked about two miles on Iron Bear Trail #1351 to reach Iron Bear Pass at 4500 ft. We gained 800 ft. The grade is gentle and there were many wildflowers such as balsamroots, penstemons, paintbrushes, and forget-me-nots along the trail on the day we were there. At Iron Bear Pass, we turned to the right (north) to climb Teanaway Ridge Trail #1364 to an unnamed peak at 5489 ft. If you take the south fork of Teanaway Ridge Trail you would reach Red Top Trail in about 3 miles. We hiked about 1.5 miles on Teanaway Ridge Trail to reach the summit. The grade got steeper and the view got more expansive. We were able to see Mount Rainier and Mount Stuart in distance and more wildflowers such as bitterroots, glacier lilies, and trilliums. We reached the summit in about 2 hours from the trailhead. The Teanaway Ridge Trail continues north about half a mile to descend 200 ft and connect to County Line Trail. With so many flowers and great views of Mount Rainier and Mount Stuart it was certainly one of the most beautiful hiking trails I have ever been.

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Wed Jun 04 2014

We went there a bit too early in the season. We parked about a mile out due to some snow and a downed tree. The trail was nice and views are great but it was cloudy. It should be pretty snow free now.

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