Day Hike - Pacific Crest Trail:  Chinook Pass to Norse Peak


Day Hike - Pacific Crest Trail: Chinook Pass to Norse Peak

12.8 miles and 3600', our route, Norse Peak trail, Goat Lake, PCT for 4 miles heading south (we should meet some thru-hikers), Bullion Basin, and we'll end on a social Forest Service Road. Proof of vaccination is required for this hike (if you haven't already hiked with me this year, please send a photo of your vaccination card, you can block everything except your name and second shot information if you wish).

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 MPH average moving speed

Norse Peak Trailhead at 8:00 AM 

Here is our route  

There is no privy at the trailhead. 


Pacific Crest Trail: Chinook Pass to Norse Peak

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  • See full route/place details.
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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