Day Hike - Panhandle Gap


Day Hike - Panhandle Gap

A beautiful hike through fall colors and up into alpine vistas. 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).

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.
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,600 ft
  • Pace: 2 MPH average moving speed

7:30 at the Enumclaw ranger station if you want to carpool, 450 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw, WA 98022


8:30 and ready to hike at the Summerland trailhead, 

The weather forecast looks chilly, but sunny, a spot forecast near our high point for the day


Summerland & Panhandle Gap

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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