Day Hike - Thorp Lake & Lookout Loop


Day Hike - Thorp Lake & Lookout Loop

Join Raven and me for a 4th of July Loop hike to Thorp Mountain Lookout via Little Joe Lake.

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  • Moderate, Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2mph

7 AM at Preston Park & Ride, 30303 SE High Point Way, Issaquah

I will be bringing my dog Raven on this hike so please make sure you are comfortable hiking with dogs. 

I did this hike last year on the same date and the wildflowers and views were spectacular.

We will be making a loop out of this by ascending to the Thorp Mountain Lookout via Little Joe Lake and returning via the "normal" Thorp Mountain/Lake trail.

In addition to the normal 10 essentials, please be prepared to hike across the occasional patch of snow.  Bring foot traction if you would like.


Thorp Lake & Lookout

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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