September Hikes: 4 to 8 miles, 750 to 2,000 feet gain - Squak Mountain: Bullitt Fireplace Access

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September Hikes: 4 to 8 miles, 750 to 2,000 feet gain - Squak Mountain: Bullitt Fireplace Access

Hike the lesser-known trails of Squak Mountain's Eastern side. There, you'll find East Side Trail, Old Griz, and the Perimeter Loop. The forest trails here are skillfully designed. They wind beneath a dense, cooling forest canopy. We'll stop at both Bullitt Fireplace and Debbie's View. On a clear day, we'll see Mount Rainier. Anticipate a fulfilling workout as we traverse rolling hills. This hike will count toward your monthly required GoHike course September hike.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.25 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • Pace: 1.75 - 2 mph

Meet at the Bullitt Fireplace trailhead at 8:00 am. Google link and directions in the "Hello Hiker" email. 

We plan to hike at a pace of 1.75-2 miles per hour. Factoring in expected breaks, I estimate the hike will take about 5 hours. It's always good to add a buffer though. 

The climb is mostly steady. But, it's wise to bring hiking poles for added support and balance. This is especially true for short but steeper climbs and descents. They have a few large step-ups and step-downs. 

Route/Place

Squak Mountain: Bullitt Fireplace Access


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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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