Jungle Creek Loop

Trip

Day Hike - Jungle Creek Loop

A moderate loop near Teanaway Butte with plenty of flowers in bloom this time of year.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,165 ft

6:30am AM at Preston Park & Ride, 30303 SE High Point Way, Issaquah

The road is open to Jungle Creek.  It may be a bit early for this one.  Be prepared to travel across patches of snow.  Hiking poles and foot traction, micro-spikes or yaktrax, recommended.

Per my notes, we are a little early in the season on this hike.  I called the Cle Elum Ranger Station and confirmed that the road is open to Jungle Creek.  They were unable to tell me, however, if any debris such as a fallen tree would impair our travel plans.  Tom Eng heard a rumor that there may be a tree blocking the road to the TH about 2 miles in.  Evidently the Forest Service looks at the roads from the air and not from the ground.

Participants should consider this an exploratory hike.  We are venturing into the aftermath of last summer's wildfire.  As of 5/4/2018, the Cle Elum Ranger District Road Report (https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5376262) states the following for road 9701 Jungle Creek:  "Open. This road enters an area effected by wildfire. Hazards exist such as falling trees, rolling rocks and debris, slides."  No hiking reports for this area are listed on WTA site yet.

Since safety is my primary concern, if the terrain becomes impassable or hazardous, we may be doing an alternate hike.  I just want to be up front and let everyone know in advance.  I look forward to an enjoyable day hiking with you on Saturday.

Route/Place

Jungle Creek Loop


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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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