McLane Creek Nature Trail


Day Hike - McLane Creek Nature Trail

On this ELF HIKE around beautiful McLane Nature Trail, kids 2-14 will help find the elves hiding in the woods and bring them together for an Elf Party under the gazebo there!

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 1.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft

Meet at the Gazebo at McLane Nature Trail at 1:30 pm to learn how to find the hidden elves.  Be sure to dress warmly and prepare for rain!  Elves love animals, so bring your favorite forest animal friend along to help with the hunt. The gathering of the elves will take about an hour and then we will enjoy a forest feast with them.     Bring your favorite tiny treat to share.  Hot Douglas Fir tea will be provided.

Discover Pass required.  Bathrooms available at trailhead.


McLane Creek Nature Trail

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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