Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

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Day Hike - Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

An easy all-season hike through lovely forest to a small lookout over the valley. A great way to spend a mid-January morning!

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,880 ft
  • Pace: 1.5

We will meet at the Tibbetts Park and Ride that morning at 7:30 am. We will then convene, introduce ourselves, and drive to the trailhead. We will meet in the uncovered lot across the street from the garage.

Tibbetts Park and Ride Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/47.655761,-122.3051469/tibbetts+park+and+ride/@47.6003003,-122.3351509,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x54906f73db399293:0x5f5836a2c48e826e!2m2!1d-122.0621444!2d47.5405856

 

This is an easy, less populated hike through lovely forest in North Bend. A great way to get outdoors on a mid-January morning.

No special gear required. Although, being winter, plan on layering well.

I plan on a pace of about 1.5 mph, although will assess and go at a speed good for the entire group. This hike is intended as a gentle conditioning for those who don't have a lot of time, but want to get outside and keep the January gloom away!

Afterwards, we can discuss gathering as a group at Issaquah Coffee Company (very close to the P&R) for a snack and some great coffee.

 

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Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing) - It can be very chilly up there.
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Poles if you are used to using them, although not necessary. Trail is well maintained.
  12. Rain gear for unpredictable weather.
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