Long Ridge Trail

View from Dodger Point
View from Dodger Point

James Patterson

Trail Conditions
Special Concerns


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Ecosystem type: Lowland forest, montane forest, subalpine forest, subalpine meadow
Trail tread types: Maintained
General elevation trend: Moderate
Unique features: Dry ridgeline
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 10.5 miles
Elevation change: 900 feet to 5,753 feet
Best Season: Early July through October


Food Storage Method: Bear canisters are required in the subalpine high country where food cannot be hung at least 12 feet high and 10 feet out from the nearest tree trunk. The trees at Dodger Point are too small for food hanging.
Campsites: A few small sites are located along the trail mid-way up and a few small sites near the meadows below Dodger Point. Please do not camp on vegetation. Always camp at least 200 feet from water sources.
Toilet Facilities: None. Bury waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet from water sources and campsites. Please pack out toilet paper.
Water Source: A few small springs along trail, a pond near the junction with Dodger Point Primitive Trail, and nearby streams. Much of Long Ridge Trail has no streams for water. Always boil, filter, or chemically treat your drinking water to prevent Giardia.
Stock: Allowed. No camping above 3,500 feet. See Stock Use for regulations.


Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Practice Leave No Trace during your stay to protect vegetation and other park resources. Camp in established sites or on bare ground.
Campfires: To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are not allowed above 3,500 feet. Where fires are allowed, leave no trace of your fire ring. Burn dead and down wood only.
Respect Wildlife: To protect bears and other wildlife, all food, garbage, and scented items must be secured from all wildlife 24 hours a day. Bear canisters are recommended in this area.



  • Always carry the 10 Essentials: map, compass, flashlight, knife, matches, nylon cord, extra food and water, and rain gear with warm clothes.
  • Map & compass navigation skills may be necessary in places along this trail. Snow may cover higher reaches of this trail in any season, so know how to navigate without a trail for guidance.
  • Let someone know where and when you are taking your hike. Make emergency plans for them to follow if you do not return.
  • Watch the weather before and during your hike. Storms move quickly. Whiteouts are sudden. Read the weather forecasts, but remember to read the weather in front of your eyes.

Last updated: September 13, 2022

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