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West Ridge Trail

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Summit trail that is more demanding than the Sullivan Creek Trail.


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

58%

Runnable

6,899' 2,103 m

High

3,392' 1,034 m

Low

3,521' 1,073 m

Up

14' 4 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

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This new trail to access the top of Mt Thompson was built in the summer of 2019 by the Creston Community Forest. Total cost of the trail was funded equally by the Creston Community Forest and a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust.

The trail starts at the next switchback just after the km 4 post on the Sullivan Creek Trail and ends at the Mt Thompson campsite just off the peak of Mt Thompson. Features of this trail include stands of large Douglas fir and Larch, rocky outcrops, stands of lodgepole pine, and as you approach the top of Mt Thompson, subalpine stands of Alpine Fir and White Bark Pine.

The top of Mt Thompson burnt in the early 1900's and some of the old fir and pine snags are still standing. The trail also passes through a small alpine meadow just above a rocky outcrop that was used as a hang-gliding launching point in the 1980's. The remains of two old ramps are still there and this site now includes two picnic tables, a bench and a fire ring.

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Kevin D.

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