4 miles
1,529 ft
-1,020 ft
Avg time
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No Name Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Kachess Ridge
    Easton, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #32313 in Mountain Biking

The northern portion of Kachess Ridge is very lightly traveled, and what lovelier way to do one of the best early summer wildflower rides to Thorp Mountain than to come in through the “back door”?

Before leaving on your adventure, pause and enjoy the stunning views from the trailhead! To start your ride, follow the trail (old roadbed) as it climbs across the center of a clearcut area, and at 0.15 mile enter the old forest to the south. You’ll start to gradually climb here, slowly warming your muscles as you go gently up the ridge before you.

In a half mile, you’ll find the first of many great views to the southwest, sweeping in many peaks of the south Cascades, including the stunning presence of Mount Rainier in the far distance. As you near the 1-mile mark, the route rolls onto an open rocky slope full of wildflowers and open views to the north, including the snowcapped summit of Mount Daniel.

The route continues to gradually amble up and down along the ridge, and at 2.4 miles the trail becomes rather faint as it runs through a lush hillside meadow—the flora here tends to grow quickly, and the trail can be hidden if crews haven’t gotten in and brushed it out. While picking out your path, enjoy all of the wildflowers at your feet.

A junction at 3.7 miles offers the option of a descent to Thorp Lake or a climb to Thorp Mountain. Go right to choose the climb, and at 4.2 miles reach another junction with the summit trail (to the left is the Knox Creek–Thorp Mountain access). Turn right once more and start the serious climb to the top of the peak.

The Thorp Mountain Lookout remains one of the finest old fire lookouts in the Cascades, with stunning views in all directions: down upon Kachess Lake to the south and southwest, Mount Daniel and Mount Hinman to the north, the Stuart Range to the far northeast—even views southeast to the Kittitas Valley and farmland and, of course, Mount Rainier to the southwest. Take your time here; it is a special place.

Terrain logged in 1988

Local Trail Association
More Stats for No Name Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    509 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,783 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,494 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,896 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,405 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    834 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 9, 2018
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Directions to no-name-ridge-75555 trailhead (47.409980, -121.208750)
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No Name Ridge Trail Reports

Sep 9, 2018 @ 8:48pm
Sep 9, 2018
Great ridgeline trail to be saved for a clear day. Take your time and enjoy it. Yes, it's not Tiger and you might have to push your bike. Zero...
Jul 16, 2017 @ 9:03pm
Jul 16, 2017
Fantastic views on this trail, can't think of many if any in the region that are better. Wildflowers a plenty. Problem I have with this trail is...
Jul 13, 2017 @ 9:43am
Jul 13, 2017
The author of the description of this ride got it right- it truly is a special place. Pros and cons of today's ride: Pro: seriously killer views...
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Sep 9, 2018 @ 8:49pm
Sep 9, 2018
No Name Ridge, Seattle
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Sep 9, 2018 @ 8:49pm
Sep 9, 2018
No Name Ridge, Seattle
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Sep 9, 2018 @ 8:49pm
Sep 9, 2018
No Name Ridge, Seattle

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Kachess Ridge
13 miles

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