Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Snoqualmie Tunnel

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Backcountry

Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Snoqualmie Tunnel

A field trip to a backcountry location to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate your learning.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 750 ft
IMPORTANT: the meeting place has changed to Iron Horse State Park Hyak Trailhead. 
Meet at 6:45pm at the main parking area, ready to go by 7:00pm
Directions from WTA:
Head east from Seattle on I-90 and take Exit 54. Turn right at the stop sign at the end of the off-ramp onto the unmarked road. Immediately you will come to another stop sign. Turn left here. This is State Route 906, though it is poorly marked; look for the Iron Horse State Park sign. Proceed 0.5 miles and take a right at the sign for the Iron Horse State Park/Snoqualmie Tunnel. If you cross a bridge, you went too far. In 0.1 miles, go right at the last Iron Horse State Park/Snoqualmie Tunnel sign and you will find the parking lot.
Discover Pass is required

A field trip to a backcountry location, e.g., a trail off the I-90 corridor, Hwy 2, Hwy 410 or the Pacific Crest Trail, to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate your learning.

This is one of the course field trips rated as easy to moderate.

Topic: Headlamps.

Route/Place

Palouse to Cascades Trail



  • Green Trails Rattlesnake Mtn No. 205S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities for this course's outdoor activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses; running-specific gaiters recommended
  • Trail running shoes
  • Headlamp and spare batteries  
  • A runners vest or small day pack suitable for trail running
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
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