Six Ridge Trail



  • Permits are required for overnight camping and can be obtained at the Staircase Ranger Station, the South Shore Lake Quinault Ranger Station, or the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
  • Bear canisters are recommended for food storage because of the lack of good trees for hanging.
  • There are several sections of trail between Belview and McGravey Lakes that are impossible to follow. Map & Compass skills recommended.
  • There is no water between the North Fork Skokomish River Trail and Belview.


Ecosystem Type: Subalpine meadow, montane forest, subalpine forest
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: Steep
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 10.6 miles
Elevation Change: 1,500 feet to 4,650 feet
Best Season: Mid-July through October
Connecting Trails: North Fork Skokomish River Trail, Sundown Lake Trail, Graves Creek Trail
Stock: Closed to stock



Permits/Reservations: Obtain permits at the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Port Angeles. No reservations necessary.
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.
Campsites: Belview & Sundown Lake. Elsewhere, camp on bare ground and not on vegetation to protect fragile meadows. 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: Spring at Belview and other small streams or springs between Belview and McGravey Lakes. Always boil, filter, or chemically treat your drinking water to prevent Giardia.
Stock: Prohibited. See Stock Use for regulations.


Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. Camp in bare ground sites only.
Fires: In order to protect fragile vegetation, Ffres are prohibited above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please learn how to properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals!
Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.


Last updated: June 21, 2017

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