Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Suiattle River

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Suiattle River

We will hike in seven miles and 1000 feet along the Suiattle River among massive old growth trees. The trail intersects the Pacific Crest Trail. If time allows, hikers will have option of day hiking north or south on the PCT for a bit. We may have views of Glacier Peak is weather is clear.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 23.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,500 ft

To be determined

Hikers should be prepared for possible water crossings and snow patches. Water shoes are required and hiking poles advised to help with water crossings.


Suiattle River

  • Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX

    Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112

    Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials, plus overnight gear as specified by the trip leader

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