GoHike Pacing Hike - Discovery Park

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

GoHike Pacing Hike - Discovery Park

This hike is intended to help you and the GoHike team determine what pace and challenge level you want to start with in the series.

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  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • Pace: 1.0-1.5

Update: Due to close proximity of people in a car, and in an attempt to keep everyone healthy, we will all be responsible for driving to Discovery Park that morning. We will met in the East Parking Lot where the Visitor Center is. The lot fills up quickly, and you may have to park at the North lot and walk up to the south lot.

Directions to Visitor Center:



This loop will begin at the East parking lot near the Discovery Park Visitor Center.

The loop is 2.8 miles total, but we will adhere to the  2 mile goal. Terrain is varied, with a well-maintained trail. Loose gravel, dirt, and there is sand near the first bluff where we will turn around.

For those going with other leaders, they will be going in a different direction on the loop and will let you know what that entails.

Pace: We will start slower, and work our way to an average, casual pace. This pacing walk will also give you an opportunity to talk about any concerns or ask any questions you have about the course. We are here to help!

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Required Gear:

* Hiking shoes/boots, or athletic shoes with good grip.

* A small backpack/pack.

* Comfortable hiking clothes or workout clothes that allows for plenty of movement. Layers are important as we tend to start out cold, but get warmed up as we hike.

* Water bottle to get you through 2 miles. (20-32 oz)

* Rain jacket, gloves, hats for any weather changes.

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