Ross Dam & Big Beaver Creek


Backpack - Ross Dam & Big Beaver Creek

Beginner friendly trail through the old woods to camp by beautiful Ross Lake

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  • Fri, Jun 3, 2016 — Sat, Jun 4, 2016
  • Seattle Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meeting Place: Ashway Park & Ride (SE corner), 16327 Ash way Lynnwood, WA

Meet Time: 0700

We will start at Ross Lake Dam and hike in 7 miles to camp at Big Beaver Camp, which is a waterfront site with privies, fire pits, bear bins and a picnic table. In the event that we cannot get a permit for this site, we will choose another one in the area. This will be a casual trip at a moderate pace on a mostly flat trail, good for beginners.

A heavy rain forecast will cancel this trip.

Note: Fishing is not yet allowed.


Ross Dam & Big Beaver Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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