GoHike Pacing Hike - Paradise Valley Conservation Area

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

GoHike Pacing Hike - Paradise Valley Conservation Area

I mean, come on...a mid-afternoon hike in "Paradise'? How can you pass up that GoHike pacing hike opportunity? And even if not the ultimate paradise, Paradise Valley Conservation Area IS an 800-acre park of forest and wetland trails in Maltby, Snohomish County. Let's enjoy a weekday afternoon hike in the forests and wetlands and kick off your GoHike season with some learning and some relaxed fun.

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.5
  • Elevation Gain: 125 ft
  • Pace: 1-1.5 mph

Meet at 3:00 PM at the Paradise Valley Conservation area trailhead and parking area, google map location https://goo.gl/maps/qDEzVbxLtyuYjLKo6.

There is a PortaPotty at the trailhead...but its condition not guaranteed in these pandemic times.  (But I'll be checking it out a couple of days before our hike).

Being a weekday hike, parking availability should not be an issue.

We do not recommend carpooling with people outside your household at this time.

Get away from the bustle on this easy walk on mostly level trail looping through and around the headwaters of Bear Creek, a highly productive salmon stream within the Sammamish River Valley and featuring big trees and wetlands.

We will follow The Mountaineers phase 2 Covid-19 protocols and every participant will be asked to agree to the Covid-19 Code of Conduct in order to register.

If it looks like it is going to be a very wet day, or the day right after one, we may move the hike to a less muddy location in Snohomish County, or reschedule for another weekday.

Route/Place

Paradise Valley Conservation Area


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

You version of the urban hike 10 esentials (to be discussed pre-trip).

Your enthusiasm and energy and love of nature and traveling in the great outdoors.

The trails here can be a bit muddy in the late winter.

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