Six Ridge Trail



  • 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 can be difficult 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: For the most up to date information on how to obtain a permit click here
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.


Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Use Leave No Trace practices during your stay to help protect park resources.
Fires: In order to protect fragile vegetation, fires are prohibited above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Keep wildlife wild and protect yourself by learning how to properly secure your food
Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.


Last updated: August 30, 2021

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