Lake Valhalla


Day Hike - Lake Valhalla & Mount McCausland

Classic hike to gorgeous alpine lake + optional summit

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Stevens Pass 8am. More details TBA as the date gets closer. 

Moderately paced hike to a beautiful alpine lake. We might find berries, fall colors and thru-hikers! Taking the PCT approach from Stevens Pass. We'll have lunch at the lake, and maybe a swim if the weather is nice. Here is the WTA hike description for Lake Valhalla.

Optional side trip to Mount McCausland: those that desire to tag the peak can do the additional 2 miles (round trip) and ~800ft elevation gain, while those that do not wish to do so can have a longer break at the lake. We will all hike out together.

We will aim to stay together and hike as a group but nobody will be left behind. Please be in reasonable shape for this trip - contact the leader if you have any questions about fitness or trip suitability.

We will follow all state and club COVID regulations at the time of the trip.


Lake Valhalla

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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