The ridge is composed of volcanic terrain characteristic of the Northern Sierra between Sonora Pass and South Lake Tahoe.
With a round trip romp of less than 3 miles and 1,000' gain this class 1 ridge ramble is one of those bang for you buck hikes easily accessed from just off the Pacific Crest Trail at the pass.
There are fine views of the surrounding peaks especially the Silver-Highland Peak massif over Noble Canyon to the northeast.
You can park off Hwy 4 at the pass and hike southeast directly up the ridge or you can drive .5 miles northeast to trailhead parking on the right and take the trail south, crossing the PCT and then up the ridge.
Bloomfield Campground: by the Highland Lakes road 1.4 miles west of the pass. Go 1 mile southeast on the Highland Lakes Road to the campground at 7,800'.