Just two miles north of Easton is a trailhead that gives access to three of the most amazing hikes in Washington: Easton Ridge Trail, Domerie Divide Trail, and Kachess Ridge Trail. Each trail comes with its own unique characteristics including water features, views, and varying levels of difficulty. If you are an animal lover, don’t forget the binoculars for a chance to spy some mountain goats along the cliffs of Silver Creek!
Kachess Ridge– a great hike featuring two routes to stunning views, both with a good level of difficulty. It is a 4.7-mile trail that takes about four hours to hike and a northwest forest pass for parking at the trailhead.
Easton Ridge– a moderately difficult hike that is 6.5 miles long with a significant elevation gain. It should take around four hours to hike Easton Ridge and at the top you will be wowed with mountain views stretching as far as the eye can see.
Domerie Divide– the most difficult of the Easton day hikes, but also arguably the most beautiful. At the trailhead, find the junction for the Kachess Ridge Trail and listen for the sound of Silver Creek. Follow the unmarked trail that is Easton Ridge along the creek and over the bridge. Cross the bridge and hike the switchbacks to the old forest road, then follow the fading road to the obvious unmarked trail heading up the mountainside. Eventually the switchbacks give way to steep climbs that can get slippery in very dry weather. Enjoy views of Kachess Lake. Further into the hike the trees will thin, so look for the signs that mark out the Domerie Divide and soon you will be taking in views of Cle Elum Lake and a gorgeous sea of mountain peaks and crags!