February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Paradise Valley Conservation Area

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Paradise Valley Conservation Area

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
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 738 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 5:45 pm at 106th Dr SE on the western edge of the park: https://maps.app.goo.gl/56GNPvf7Tva5XjJE7. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running by 5:55 pm. No passes required. Portable toilet available at trailhead.

This route will cover many trails in the Paradise Valley Conservation Area.

We will follow a mostly clockwise loop for ~7 1/10 miles total distance with 769 ft elevation gain, mostly following an outer loop with a couple of meanders through inner trails. We will look to do an avg pace of 4 mph: moderate hike uphill and 4.5-5.0 mph straighaway and downhill. Please bring headlamp since we will be starting in the dark!

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

Gaia route: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=17.2/-122.0815/47.7879&pubLink=g4kkcgBs5KLIR1vjO1khBU8E&trackId=95791511-ba61-4926-83fc-0bf4f62a917f

Snohomish Valley Park Brochure/Map: hhttps://snohomishcountywa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9659/Park-Brochure-with-Trail-Map?bidId=

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Feb 3. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at black.christina.m@gmail.com.


Paradise Valley Conservation Area

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trail running shoes
  • A small day pack suitable for trail running
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
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