Red Pass/Commonwealth Basin


Day Hike - Red Pass/Commonwealth Basin

We will hike up to Red Pass. It has some steep sections toward the end. It has been years since I have done this hike.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,400 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

If you can, meet at my house in Bothell around 8:30.  Otherwise, we could meet at north end of Kingsgate or Preston Park and Ride = each of these would be a later time as I try to avoid the rush hour traffic.  I would not want to stop at two different locations, but it all depends on where those of you who sign up are coming from.  On the way back, we will think about what we can do to avoid the rush hour home.



There is nothing unusual about this that I can remember.  I tend to average 2 mph on uphill; more on relatively flat or easy.  I stop for pictures, very short rest breaks but tend to hike to the destination with minimal stops; then spend an hour or so at destination soaking up views.


I always choose leader permission as I do like to check out people's expectations about pacing, etc.


Red Pass/Commonwealth Basin

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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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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