Trail Run Project Logo

Juniper Ridge Trail #261

 1 vote

11.7 Miles 18.8 Kilometers

 

75% 

Runnable

Singletrack

3,746' 1,142 m

Ascent

-3,021' -921 m

Descent

5,479' 1,670 m

High

3,655' 1,114 m

Low

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

Unknown

Update

An ambitious ridgeline traverse with stunning 360-degree views.

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview

Features: Views

Description

Juniper Ridge is a tough ridgeline traverse of three peaks (Juniper, Sunrise, Jumbo) with 360° views. It's ambitious and can be done as an out-and-back or combined with other trails as a shuttle run.

From the north end, the trail starts on FR 2904 and climbs steadily to Juniper Peak through open pine forest. Once the trail gains the ridge, the views open up all the way to the southern end. Once past the peak, the route continues to follow the ridgeline, descending and then climbing steeply around the western flanks of Sunrise Peak.

Prepare for another steep descent and then start the final climb to the base of Jumbo Peak, a big and blocky mass surrounded by scree. The trail skirts the west side of the peak and then runs along the ridge above Dark Meadow Trail #263.

The final portion of the descent works through tight switchbacks and then meets Dark Meadow Trail #263. Continue straight through rolling terrain to Dark Meadow, a beautiful spot with excellent views and a chance to sample some black huckleberries.

The meadow is also the southern terminus of the trail, intersecting with Boundary Trail #1.

Shuttle Option:
Run Boundary Trail #1 from the eastern end at Council Lake east. Turn right on Juniper Ridge Trail #261 and head through Dark Meadow to the base of the climb to Jumbo Peak. Stay right on Dark Meadow Trail #263 and enjoy a continuous descent to FR 23.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear Rating

4.0 from 1 vote


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#7367

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

#393

in Washington

#7,367

Overall
5 Views Last Month
18 Since Aug 17, 2017
Difficult Difficult

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

Conditions



Getting forecast...

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