Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Little Si

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Little Si

Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail. We will cover techniques for fast hiking/running uphill, safety, and other topics of interest to the group.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • Pace: 12-18 mins/mile

Meet at the Little Si trailhead ready to run at 6:00PM.  There is an overflow parking lot available if the main lot is full so please get there early just in case.

Discover Pass is required for parking. Details will be sent prior to the trip.

We will fast hike the uphills and jog flatter sections and downhills. We will run as a group, share navigation, and take turns leading. We will take breaks as needed with a short break at the top if the weather is nice.

The first section of the trail is a little steep and can be challenging for those who are not used to elevation gain. 

Please read the trail description prior to the run:

This session focuses on skill-building. A suggested gear list will be provided at the classroom session.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Permit Information

Note to trip leaders: because this is DNR land and a permit is required, you cannot change the date of this field trip. You're welcome to change the location to another route that isn't DNR land if you need to change the date.

Note to trip leader(s) and participants: please look for a communication from The Mountaineers about your participation in this field trip. This is part of the permit from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources that was required to hold this field trip in this location. 


Little Si

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

  • Headlamp and running shoes are required.
  • Waterproof jacket, gloves, and poles are recommended.
  • A small day pack is recommended.
  • Bring snacks and water as needed.
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