Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Snow Lake

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Backcountry

Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Snow Lake

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

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft

Meet at 6:00pm at the main parking area, ready to go by 6:15pm. A Northwest Forest Pass or national parks pass is required to park here. 

There is an outhouse at this trailhead but we're not sure how nice it is- Snow Lake is very popular!

Directions from the WTA: From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 52, signed for Snoqualmie Pass West. Turn left (north), crossing under the freeway. Take the second right, traveling 1.3 miles to the end of the road at the Alpental Ski Area parking lot.

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 moderate to challenging.

Topic: TBA

Route/Place

Snow & Gem Lakes (Snoqualmie)



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
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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
  • A runners vest or small day pack suitable for trail running
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
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