Cleman Mountain–Hardy Canyon Loop


Day Hike - Cleman Mountain–Hardy Canyon Loop

Cleman Mountain/Hardy Canyon Loop

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,269 ft

6:00am AM at Preston Park & Ride, 30303 SE High Point Way, Issaquah

This unique desert canyon is part of the Oak Creek State Wildlife Area. Nestled between the sprawling expanse of the L. T. Murray State Wildlife Recreation Area and the Wenatchee National Forest, the Oak Creek State Wildlife Area holds some of the richest wildlife habitat in the state. Note: This area and the access road for hiking into it are typically closed November 1 through May 1 each year to protect wintering elk herds.

We are returning via Burn Canyon.  I have led this hike a couple of times, see an old blog post here:  If the links still work you can see the google map of the route.  Hiking Stats:  15.27 miles, 3269 ft. gain, 8 hrs 37 min.


Cleman Mountain–Hardy Canyon Loop

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  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
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