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    Ridley Creek Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    4.5-6h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    12.1 km
    Elevation
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    782 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Ridley Creek Trail is a 12.4 km out and back hike in the Mount Baker Wilderness. This trail is challenging for a few reasons, but it’s a fabulous adventure for strong hikers. You’ll need to work hard on steep ascents, make unstable creek crossings, and find your way over downed trees. The reward is that you’ll often get the views all to yourself.

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    Route Description for Ridley Creek Trail

    Ridley Creek Trail is an adventurous hike with a bit of everything involved: creek crossings, downed trees, steep climbs, and awesome views. This route is a good fit for intermediate or better hikers as you’ll need to climb over downed trees, complete steep sections, and cross a creek without a formal bridge.

    From the trailhead, hike east to the creek. There’s no bridge here, but a helpful hiker previously roped together some logs to form a makeshift bridge. Be careful as you cross. You’ll hike across the end of the valley and climb the valley wall on your left. This is a steep climb with lots of switchbacks.

    Once you’re atop the wall, hike ahead towards Cathedral Crag. The trail terminated at a T-junction, but you can use the connecting trails to keep exploring if you want. Otherwise, retrace your steps back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Ridley Creek Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Ridley Creek Trail is at the end of Forest Road 38.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      May-October

    • Pets allowed

      Yes

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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