Seattle, WA: Stagman Ridge

Hike a lonely ridge to a lovely meadow campsite on this fairly modest 9.2-mile hike with postcard panoramas of Mount Adams.
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Hike a lonely ridge to a lovely meadow campsite on this fairly modest 9.2-mile hike with postcard panoramas of Mount Adams.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.4

Waypoints

SRT001

Location: 46.139965057373, -121.597427368164

Head E on Stagman Ridge Trail (old roadbed)

SRT002

Location: 46.1446762084961, -121.591796875

Path transitions from clearcut country into the majestic old-growth forest of Mt. Adams Wilderness, where the air is crisp and fresh

SRT003

Location: 46.1516151428223, -121.58512878418

Trail briskly gains 400 ft. in next half-mile

SRT004

Location: 46.1595764160156, -121.580070495605

Flat meadow feeds a big cache of red, white, and purple wildfl owers near Grassy Hill

SRT005

Location: 46.1702995300293, -121.57633972168

Photo op: Puffy cumulus clouds roll slowly over the concave, volcanic snout of Mt. Adams, the second-highest mountain in the Northwest

SRT006

Location: 46.1727828979492, -121.57048034668

Sharp L @ signpost; steep hill ahead

SRT007

Location: 46.1805877685547, -121.576210021973

Turn R onto Pacific Crest Trail

SRT008

Location: 46.1797332763672, -121.56884765625

Depart the PCT and turn R onto Trail 9 toward Horseshoe Meadow

SRT009

Location: 46.1795463562012, -121.567588806152

Great camps in Horseshoe Meadow (seasonal water). More photo-worthy views of Adams. Retrace steps to car