Kautz Creek


Day Hike - Kautz Creek

Olympia CHS Course participants only We will be hiking to one of the remaining fire lookout tower still left.

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  • Strenuous
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft

We will be meeting at 6:45 and leaving at 7:00 am at the Martin Way Park and Ride.

We will be taking the westside road up to the trail head. This road was washed out last winter, but it is now re-opened to the trail. 


Kautz Creek

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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