Day Hike - Licorice Fern Trail


Day Hike - Licorice Fern Trail

Rising Up to Spring 2024 mini-conditioning series. Not for beginner hikers. This is one in a series of eight Feb-Mar morning hikes with the goal of waking up winter muscles to prepare for Spring hiking in April and beyond. READ LEADER'S NOTES BEFORE REGISTERING

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,550 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,600 ft
  • Pace: 1.75-2.0 mph avg moving pace
  • 8:00am, ready to hike. TH at Licorice Fern Trail Crossing at 17052 SE Licorice Way, Renton, WA 98059.  Map - 
  • Licorice Fern trail to Wilderness Peak on Cougar Mountain. Starting at Licorice Fern Way on the south side of Cougar Mountain and visiting 3 waterfalls along the route.
  • Parking: street parking, no pass required
  • Weather - NWS Forecast
  • GPS route and additional info will be sent in the Hello Hiker pre-trip email
  • Mini-conditioning is the goal of this series of eight Feb-Mar Wednesday morning hikes. See complete hike list HERE
  • This is not a beginner hike series. If you don't have hikes on your 2023 Activity Profile, you will be removed from the roster.
  • The expectation is that you are a seasoned hiker in adequate condition; except, like me, you haven’t done much hiking since last year. This is your opportunity to organize your morning, your gear and practice getting your prepared-self to the trailhead on time.
  • Hikes in this series are 3-8 miles and 600’-2100’ elevation gain with a target 1.75-2mph average 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. We hike together as a group.
  • Unless there are hazardous trail or road conditions, we will hike in all weather conditions.

Licorice Fern Trail

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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