Hiking The West Cady Ridge Trail

The 56th most popular hiking trail in Washington.

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Near Skykomish, the West Cady Ridge Trail #1054 is an 8 mile one-way hiking trail. This trail switchbacks up West Cady Ridge and eventually ends up at the top of Benchmark Mountain (elevation 5600 ft) offering amazing views. The trail is 7.8 miles one-way to the top of West Cady Ridge and it is another 4.8 miles to the top of Benchmark Mountain.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Skykomish, travel North on the North Fork Skykomish River Road #63 and follow it for approximately 19 miles to the trailhead. NOTE: At approximately mile 15.7 Road #63 turns sharply north. If you continue traveling east you will be on the #65 road.

Overall, West Cady Ridge Trail is the 56th most popular hiking trail of all 56 hikes in Washington. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby West Cady Ridge Trail including North Fork Nooksack Trail, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail, John Wayne Pioneer Trail, Skookum Flats Trail and Chain Lake Trail / Artist Point.

North Cascades (WA/US)

North Cascades (WA/US)


Local Contact(s):  MBSNF (360) 677-2414; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800

Recommended Book:  "Backpacking Washington" from Craig Romano

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/mbs/

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/5/2016

ID:  19545


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