Day Hike - Lower Mad River


Day Hike - Lower Mad River

Enjoy a scenic and very floral hike along the rushing Mad River.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

Meet at the 145th and I-5 P&R just north of the 145th northbound entrance on 5th NE at 6:30 AM.

In as much as there are wildflowers and butterflies throughout we will be making a good number of stops but still will maintain a moderate pace so that we can reach the scenic and botanically interesting turnaround some four miles out overlooking the river. This is a Naturalists hike.


Lower Mad River

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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