Day Hike - McLane Creek Nature Trail

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Day Hike - McLane Creek Nature Trail

Help honor the gnomes of McLane in our Annual Gnome Hike for little kids! Gather the gnomes from their homes along the trail and celebrate with a feast of tiny gnome foods and blueberry juice. This year limited to three family groups!

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 1.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft

We will meet at McLane shelter at 1:00 and begin our hike around the trail to gather gnomes shortly thereafter.  We will return with our gnome friends to the shelter for a thank you celebration to the stewards of the forest.

Dress for rain and cold.

Masks required for everyone and hand sanitizer for each family.

Please bring a tiny natural snack to share at our party. Gnomes like fruits and seeds and tiny treats.  Douglas Fir tea and blueberry juice provided.

We will be spacing into three family/COVID groups at the parties.  Gnomes do not contract COVID and will join your group safely.

Route/Place

McLane Creek Nature Trail


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Each child should have their own backpack with spare clothes and water and a snack.

Parents should each have a backpack with family ten essentials for a short hike in the cold/wet.   Must include hand sanitizer.

There is a bathroom outhouse at the traiilhead but not along the trail.

Baskets for the gnomes to ride in will be provided.

Cups and plates will be provided for party.

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