Grand Ridge Park (Snoqualmie)


Day Hike - Grand Ridge Park (Snoqualmie)

Rising up to Spring Series. This is the eighth in a series of ten Feb-Mar morning hikes with the goal of waking up winter muscles to prepare for Spring hiking in April and beyond.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,200 ft
  • Pace: 1.75-2.0 moving pace

Time: 8:00am  Meeting location: Central Park TH, map --  No parking pass required. Take exit 18 from I-90 E, drive north on Highland Dr NE. Turn right to NE Federal Dr. Use right 2 lanes to bear right to NE Park Dr. Turn rt to Central Park Dr NE. Continue straight to parking lot at the end of the road. Parking lot is 2 miles from the I-90 exit … if you’ve gone more than 2 miles, you’ve gone too far.

Mini-conditioning is the goal of this series of ten Feb-Mar morning hikes. This is your opportunity to organize your morning, your gear and practice getting your prepared-self to the trailhead. This is not a beginner hike series. The expectation is that you are a seasoned hiker in adequate condition; except, like me, you haven’t done much hiking since last year. Hikes in this series are 3-7 miles and 500’-1500’ elevation gain with a target 1.75-2mph moving pace. The distance and/or gain progresses with each hike. If you’re a lot slower or faster than the stated pace, these hikes are not for you.


Grand Ridge Park (Snoqualmie)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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