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Ewok Trail

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
47.2269, -121.0020 Map & Directions
7.3 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1,380 feet
Highest Point
3,650 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
The top end of the Ewok Trail at the ridge. Photo by Tiffany Chou. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Ridges/passes
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage

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Zigzag through Roslyn Urban Forest and up to a ridge overlooking the Yakima River Basin, with views extending as far as the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Continue reading

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Hiking Ewok Trail

The Ewok Trail takes hikers on a steady climb — although the trail never gets too steep, it also spends little time staying entirely flat. And if you're a switchback fan, this might just be the trail for you! 

Start on the edge of Roslyn, heading north out of a residential part of town. The houses stay in view for a while, but disappear as you begin to switchback your way up to the ridge.

The trail rarely opens up enough to get full vistas of the surrounding mountains, but that just makes the peekaboo views of snowcapped peaks all the more exciting. It also allows your eyes to be drawn to the many wildflowers — yellow avalanche lilies, western springbeauties, trillium and more — and towering giants — large Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs — all around you. 

About 2.5 miles in, the trail brushes up against large concrete structures, remnants of a mine from long ago. It's not a bad place for a break before making your last mile up to the ridge.

At the top of the ridge, you'll find a small field with wide views that include the Enchantments and Alpine Lakes Wilderness. And if you look in the nearby area, you might even be able to see some huge basalt slabs, a signature of the Teanaway area. It's the perfect place for lunch before heading back down to the trailhead or exploring more of the massive web of trails.

WTA Pro Tip: It's a good idea to bring a map with you, as the area's large trail network could easily lead you along a different trail. 

Make it a loop

This trail pairs well with the Crooked Tree Trail to make a loop. The two trails converge at the top of the ridge, and make for a 5.5-mile loop from Roslyn to the ridge. Start with Ewok for a milder climb and steeper descent, or start with Crooked Tree for the opposite. 

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead
  • Toilet has running water

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Hike Description Written by
Tiffany Chou, WTA Correspondent

Ewok Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.2269, -121.0020 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

This trail starts on the NW edge of Roslyn. There is no parking area at the trailhead, but there is plenty of parking at Pioneer Park nearby. Parking for the day is $5, and is less than a half-mile walk from the trailhead through Roslyn.

driving to the parking area

To get to Pioneer Park, take exit 80 off I-5. Head north on Bullfrog Road for about 2.8 miles. At this roundabout (the second you'll encounter on Bullfrog Road), take the second exit onto WA-903 N. Continue for about a mile, then turn left onto W Washington Drive. The park will be in front of you a couple of blocks down the road. There are flush toilets at the park. 

getting to the trailhead

To get to the trailhead from Pioneer Park, walk north on N 3rd Street for about 0.3 miles to the end of the road. Turn left and head to the next road over, N 6th Street. The trailhead will be on your right, marked by a bulletin board and a motorized vehicle gate. There are no facilities at the trailhead. The trail heads out on the left side of the gate. 

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Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

City of Roslyn, Washington State Department of Natural Resources

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