Day Hike - Pacific Crest Trail: Snoqualmie Pass to Windy Pass


Day Hike - Pacific Crest Trail: Snoqualmie Pass to Windy Pass

A 10-mile round trip hike with 1,550 feet of elevation gain that explores a lightly used but scenic section of the Pacific Crest Trail south from Snoqualmie Pass to Windy Pass. This trip had been scheduled for Sept. 25 but has been postponed for one week to avoid extreme weather conditions.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph average mving speed

9:00 am at the the Snoqualmie  Pass PCT South Trailhead.

Full location details will emailed to participants once the trip closes on Sept. 30

This hike will follow the WA State Phased Approach to Reopening Business and Modifying Physical Distancing and the Mountaineers hiking guidelines for COVID-19 that apply on the date of this trip.

We will hike south on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Snoqualmie Pass south trailhead over the Summit West ski area and past Beaver Lake and Lodge Lake to the west. About 3 miles out we will traverse a steep talus field overlooking the canyon of the South Fork Snoqualmie River. Then, after a short section of logging road we hike up a narrow trail and arrive at the picturesque Ollalie Meadow with Radio Mountain to the east. Soon after, a short ascent beyond the meadow will bring us to Windy Pass, our destination and high point at 3,800 ft. We will return by the same route.

 This hike will be led at a moderate pace (average 2 mph). A good standard of fitness and stamina is required in view of the 10 mile trip distance and 1,500 ft. elevation gain.

The map for our day trip is: GT Snoqualmie Pass Gateway #207S

Full trip details will be emailed to those who sign up soon after registration closes on Oct. 30 at 5pm. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions:

Chris Ensor


Pacific Crest Trail: Snoqualmie Pass to Windy Pass

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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