Teanaway Ridge Trail (#1364)

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Teanaway Ridge Trail (#1364) is a 7.9 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
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2782 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

To the start point: From Take National Forest Road 9738 at 0.2 mile north of Mineral Springs Resort (Campground) on US Highway 97. Drive 6 miles on NF-9738 to the trailhead. To Iron Bear Pass: Take Iron Bear Trail #1351 from either Iron Creek Trailhead (east) or Bear Creek Trailhead (west) To the end point: Take County Line Trail from Old Blewett Pass on NF-9715.

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Saturday, June 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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Wednesday, June 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.