Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Licorice Fern Trail

Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.87 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 784 ft

Place: Licorice Fern Trail Trailhead 
Time: 8:45am for introductions. On trail and running by 9:00am.
Link to parking here: https://goo.gl/maps/yjgtymyfy9nxYmdi9

No parking pass is required to park here.

There are no restrooms available at this trailhead.

GETTING THERE

Take Exit 15 off of  I-90 and turn right onto 17th Ave. Continue for ~4 mile (17th Ave becomes Renton/Issaquah Road). Turn right onto SE May Valley Rd and then turn right onto SE 112th St which becomes 169th Ave SE as it curves left. The trailhead in on that curve, on your right. Park along 169th Ave.

Take Exit 10 off of I-405 onto Coal Creek Pkwy heading south. Turn left  to May Valley Rd and continue for 2.3 miles. Turn left onto SE 112th St which becomes 169th Ave SE as it curves left. The trailhead in on that curve, on your right. Park along 169th Ave.

We will start out by running on the Licorice Fern Trail 1.3 miles to the Indian Trail junction, from there we will run along the Indian Trail 0.5 miles, at that point we will take a short side trail that drops down to  Far Country Falls for a quick breather. After our short stop we will retrace our route back to the Licorice Fern trailhead and our cars. 
(Side note: Far Country Falls may or may naught have water flowing this time of year. Don't expect much)

Capacity will be adjusted in accordance with current public health guidance and Mountaineers COVID-19 policy.

Route/Place

Licorice Fern Trail


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses.
  • Trail running shoes
  • A runners vest or small day pack 
  • Bring snacks and water.
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