February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Lake Youngs Trail

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Lake Youngs Trail

Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 6+ miles. You will need to complete 2 course runs per month over Dec, Jan and Feb to graduate.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 403 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 654 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 8:00 am in the parking area just off of SE Old Petrovitsky Road in South Renton/Maple Valley. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running at 8:10 am. No passes required. Portable toilet available at trailhead.

Directions: From I-405, take exit 4 and follow signs for the Maple Valley Highway (169). After 2.2 miles on the Maple Valley Highway, turn right onto 140th Way SE. After another 2.0 miles, turn left onto SE Petrovitsky Road for 1.3 miles. Then turn right onto SE Old Petrovitsky Road, and in 0.5 mile the parking area will be on the right. Parking available for about 15 cars.

We will follow a counter-clockwise loop around Lake Youngs for ~9 1/2 miles total distance with 403 ft elevation gain. We will stop as needed for breaks, snacks and hydration. We will look to do an avg pace of 4 mph: moderate hike uphill and 4.5-5.0 mph straighaway and downhill. 

For a complete description of  trail running with the Mountaineers, please consult the Trail Running Standards.

Gaia route: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=12.6/-122.1520/47.4321&pubLink=vbMhznIAmhXpu9Jj71NvafZw&trackId=5d831154544a86b828bc08f81d939d51

History of Lake Youngs: https://www.historylink.org/File/2450

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Feb 8. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at wlboston@gmail.com.


Lake Youngs Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses; running-specific gaiters recommended
  • Warm mid-weight layer (e.g. down vest or wool long sleeve)
  • Trail running shoes
  • A small day pack suitable for trail running
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
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