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Day Hike - Lost Valley Loop

An enjoyable winter day hike through lush Capital Forest.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,125 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

 Meeting time and place will be provided via email to registered participants.  You will NEED A DISCOVER PASS.

This is a moderate hike that can be done year-round, with the understanding it may be muddy and have debris on the trail during the winter.  Currently, there are several downed trees to work around, so make sure you are comfortable climbing over or under them in muddy, possibly slippery conditions before signing up.  It will be early March so the weather is unpredictable. As long as the forecast stays clear of storms, wind or heavy rainfall we'll proceed with the hike.  This is a hike meant to be enjoyed so we'll keep an easy pace and stop for breaks as needed, with a longer break around mile 5.


Lost Valley Loop

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

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