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    Garfield Ledges Hike

    Difficulty
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    Easy
    Duration
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    1-1.5h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    2.9 km
    Elevation
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    191 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Garfield Ledges is a moderately trafficked out-and-back trail in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that is rated as easy. This quick little hike offers a good view and is suitable for children. The trail itself tends to be smooth and well-maintained.

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    Route Description for Garfield Ledges Hike

    Garfield Ledges is a short, fairly easy hike to a nice viewpoint. The trailhead isn’t too far from Seattle and the route is family-friendly making it a popular choice on weekends. Try to arrive early to beat the crowds if you can.

    The hike begins from the forest road near Middle Fork Campground, heading east from the parking area and immediately weaving in lazy switchbacks up the hill. The trail straightens out and gains some elevation, but it is never too steep.

    A wide turn to your left and then right leads you to the ledges, where you can look down over the campground, the river, and Quartz Mountain. When you’re done, retrace your steps back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Garfield Ledges Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for Garfield Ledges is on National Forest Development Road 56 just north of the Middle Fork Campground.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      June-October

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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