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Day Hike - Stirrup Lake from Stampede Pass

This is a 10 mile round trip hike on the Pacific Crest trail to the Stirrup Lake trail ,and then to Stirrup Lake. There are views of surrounding Peaks and a beautiful forest landscape . We may go beyond the Lake a short distance to Meadow Pass .

  • Easy, Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,630 ft
  • Pace: 2.00

We will meet at the trail head at 8:00 am  . There will be two carpool sites . The first is Green Lake Park and Ride , North side of 65th under the freeway. We plan to meet there at 6:00 am and leaving at 6:15 am . The Preston Park and Ride hikers will meet there at 6:45 am and leaving for the trail head at 7:00 am . Drive East  on  I-90 to exit 62 . Turn right at the exit and drive 5 miles to the Stampede Pass PCT parking on FS Rd 54 . Along the route is a turn to the left on FS Rd  41 . Go straight at that intersection to the Pass on No. 54.  The PCT head is not marked and if you proceed to Lizard Lake ,you have gone too far. There is plenty of parking at this trail head site. 


Stirrup Lake

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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