Sheep Lake (Chinook Pass)

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Day Hike - Sheep Lake (Chinook Pass)

Day hike starting at Chinook Pass to Sheep Lake

  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

From Enumclaw drive east on State Route 410 (Chinook Pass Highway) to Chinook Pass. Pass Tipsoo parking lot and pass under the Pacific Crest Trail overpass at the Pass.  Turn left (north) into a small trailhead parking lot on the north side of the highway. The trailhead is found on the backside of the lot, behind the restrooms. If the parking lot is full, return to the Tipsoo Lake parking lot at the pass and hike the 0.25-mile trail around the lake to the lower lot and the Pacific Crest Trail trailhead. Lets meet behind the restroom in the small parking lot located just east of the Pacific Crest Trail overpass at 9:30 am. We'll wait until 10:00 am in case you are delayed. I'll be driving a dark blue 2005 Toyota pickup with a back canopy. Cell phone 206-353-3778. Please contact me, Gary Zink, if you would like to carpool from the Maple Valley WA carpool lot on Highway 169 across from the King County Precinct 3 police station at 7:30 am.

We'll meet at Chinook Pass as described in the Meeting Place and Time. Please contact me if you have hike changes or questions. I can be contacted at garyzink@comcast.net or 253-631-4004 home, or 206-353-3778 cell.

This will be a family hike to Sheep lake, about 2 mile hike each way. Plan to have lunch at the Lake and enjoy the spectacular views. Slow to moderate pace.

Please bring 10 essentials, a day pack with water, lunch, rain gear, jacket and anything personal items.

Route/Place

Sheep Lake (Chinook 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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