July Hikes: 3.75 to 6.5 miles, 500 to 1,750 feet gain

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

July Hikes: 3.75 to 6.5 miles, 500 to 1,750 feet gain - Sheep Lake

Hike this subalpine trail with sweeping views and flourishing with wildflowers. From Sheep Lake we will climb a little higher to Sourdough Gap, a small saddle with views of the South Cascades. You don't want to miss this one!

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

Meet at the trailhead at 8:00am. - Details to come in email to participants. Possible meet up at a Park & Ride.

This trail is near Ashford, which means a longer drive. Those who join will have to start very early in the morning to arrive by 8 am, as this trailhead gets full fast. It's worth the extra effort!


Sourdough Gap

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All 10 Essentials required. It's an exposed trail, so hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are a must! It's also rocky and dry in places, so sturdy boots/hiking shoes required and poles highly recommended.

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