July Hikes: 3.75 to 6.5 miles, 500 to 1,750 feet gain - Talus Rocks Loop Trail

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

July Hikes: 3.75 to 6.5 miles, 500 to 1,750 feet gain - Talus Rocks Loop Trail

Take idylic, and moss laden Nook trail to Talus Rocks. Picture Nook as a scene straight out of a fairy tale, with its slightly steep incline inviting us to huff and puff our way up. We'll pause as needed or to admire the scenery. Prepare to explore massive glacial boulders covered in moss. Follow Adventure to Brink, then a long boardwalk through marshland. Thoughtfully designed trails showcase Tiger Mountain Lowlands highlights.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.75 - 2 mph

We'll kick off our hike promptly at 7:30 am! We'll meet by my white Subaru Crosstrek. You'll find me on the South Side of the lot, and I'll be sure to pop the trunk. The parking lot is known as the High Point Trailhead on Google Maps, and you can easily locate it using this link: https://goo.gl/maps/QdwirwHW96bwxxe47

Directions: From I-90 take exit 20 and then turn right onto the frontage road paralleling the interstate. In just under 0.5 mile the road ends at a gate. Pass the gate and continue another 0.4 mile to the large lot. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The majority of the elevation gain, approximately 650 feet, occurs within the first mile. Despite Nook's somewhat steep incline, its beauty almost pulls you upwards. Moreover, many hikers can manage a steeper ascent by simply slowing down a bit, making it a gratifying challenge. We'll adjust our pace and take breaks as necessary.

Make sure to wear boots with good traction. Poles can aid in the climb, provide joint support, and help prevent stumbles that could twist a joint, so they're highly recommended.

The forest canopy we'll help keep us cooler. 

We'll pause at Talus rocks for a snack. 

Remember, we stick together and support each other on this hike. Let's make the most of it by embracing the adventure and getting to know each other better. Arrive on time, prepared, and ready to enjoy the journey!

NOAA weather forecast along our route https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-121.98675714649734&lat=47.5184174090563 

Discover Pass required, there are public facilities at the trailhead.


West Tiger Mountain No. 3

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Your leader will send out a Hello Hiker email prior to the hike with details on the hike, as well as recommended and required equipment.

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