Edds Mountain Trail #3

 1 vote
Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Run
Trail

5.7 Miles 9.1 Kilometers

 

78% 

Runnable

Singletrack

2,224' 678 m

Ascent

-584' -178 m

Descent

6,318' 1,926 m

High

4,373' 1,333 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Unknown

Update

A steep trail with rewarding views of the area peaks and outstanding wildflowers!

Jonathan Pasque

Overview

Features: Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Description

This run starts at a well-marked trailhead with a privy and plenty of trailhead camping available. Make note of the wooden sign to the left of the toilet that appears to be a yellow horseshoe. You'll see this same sign at the end of the road on the run.

For the first 1.8 miles, you'll be following an old logging road. This has a nice gradual incline and it is slightly overgrown in areas. At the end of this road, you'll see the yellow horseshoe sign.

At this point, you'll start to follow cairns to the East, your left. The trail will quickly become steeper and you'll be running through some rock outcroppings. While trail finding may be a bit trickier through this section, it is well-marked with cairns throughout. You'll continue to run through fields of sage and juniper winding uphill, with fantastic views to the West and South. This will give you a great view of Granite and Fire Mountain! At around 3.6 miles, you'll reach your high point on Edds Mountain. From here you can scramble to the top, if you are so inclined.

Otherwise, continue on the grassy slopes of the mountain, viewing one of the most magnificent wildflower displays in Washington! Between the wildflowers and the 180-degree views, this section of trail is spectacular in every sense!

From here you'll continue on to the saddle between Edds and Bald Mountains. You'll gain the saddle at around 4 miles. You'll then casually gain some elevation and cross the sublime meadows on Bald Mountain's Southern slope.

From here you'll descend to the Kettle Crest North Trail #13.

Flora & Fauna

This has to be one of the top wildflower spots in WA. It is a little hidden gem that not many will find.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear

5.0 from 1 vote


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#685

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
1 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
5 Star
100%
Rankings

#45

in Washington

#685

Overall
4 Views Last Month
43 Since Nov 10, 2015
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

Conditions



Forecasting the weather...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running