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Hansen Ridge

Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area
47.3630, -121.5306 Map & Directions
15.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1,300 feet
Highest Point
4,100 feet
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A view overlooking the forested hills in Snoqualmie Pass. Photo by scarter. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash

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In summer and fall this is a bikers trail but come winter it makes an excellent snowshoe or cross country ski trail. Continue reading

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Hiking Hansen Ridge

In summer and fall this is a bikers' trail but come winter it makes a option for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Year round, this route offers access to a peak known as Little Saint Helens.

Evergreen Mountain Bikers and the US Forest Service created the route by decommissioning old logging roads and arranged rocks, logs, and plantings to add visual distractions to this previous clear cut.

The trail extends as far as Harris Lake. Some users navigate up to Little Saint Helens beyond.

In summer of 2018, the Forest Service received a grant to improve the trailhead area. They revegetated the hillside with native trees and created three new picnic sites with fire ring barbeque grates. They also replaced the signs and added a bulletin boards with new information on the trail.

Families and groups can enjoy the view of Granite Mountain while picnicking at the trailhead. Also visible here are great views towards the Middle Fork Snoqualmie area and Snoqualmie Pass.

WTA worked here in 2019!

Hansen Ridge

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.3630, -121.5306 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

From Seattle, take I-90 east to exit 47. Turn south and then turn right at the T towards Hansen Creek Road (Forest Road 5500). Go about a mile and bear left on Forest Road 5510. This will climb continuously for several miles ending at a gate and an old borrow pit.

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Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area

Harris Lake Trail (#1040)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District

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