Ranger Creek Trail

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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Rank: #7 in the North Cascades area
#53 in WA, #2,844 Overall
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Trail in the area near Buckley,
“A fast downhill romp with multiple switchbacks and technical sections to navigate.”
Anthony Harasimowicz on Nov 3, 2013
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5.58.9 milesKilometers 14’4 m Ascent 5,478’1,670 m High 10% Avg Grade (6°)
Singletrack Type -2,888’-880 m Descent 2,604’794 m Low 41% Max Grade (22°)
Dogs not permitted.
The Ranger Creek Trail is typically accessed from either climbing up FS 72 (or the alternate route of FS 7174, Noble Knob Trail, and the Dalles Ridge Trail). This forested downhill route has multiple switchbacks packed with roots and rocks. There are a few opportunities to recover and rest at either the Ranger Creek Shelter or the short spur trail leading out to the Little Ranger Creek viewpoint. The bottom end of the trail connects with the White River Trail (#1199) allowing for longer loop options.
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A challenging loop with a long fire road climb and fast technical decent on t...
near Buckley, WA
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near Cle Elum, WA
3.9 (10)
A classic rugged river trail along the west bank of the White River.
near Buckley, WA

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PHOTOS of Ranger Creek Trail
  4.6 from 5 votes
Ripping up the first of many switchbacks along the Ranger Creek Trail. (Buckley, WA)
  4.0 from 3 votes
Great valley views from the Little Ranger Peak viewpoint. (Buckley, WA)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Taking a short rest at the Ranger Creek Shelter. (Buckley, WA)