GoHike - Alumni Day Hike

Field trip: GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series - Alumni Course

GoHike - Alumni Day Hike - Carkeek Park

Get outside and on the trail with your fellow graduate alumni and leaders from the Foothills GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series! GoHike is working to continue to provide opportunities for beginner hikers or those who are looking for easy to moderate hiking opportunities outside of our annual GoHike Course season. Explore forest trails along Piper's Creek and adjoining ridges. Visit a Puget Sound beach and enjoy great views across the Sound to the Olympics. In the fall, observe migrating salmon in the creek.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 240 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

Please arrive early and be geared up and ready to hike at 10:00 AM. There is NO bathroom at the trailhead. No parking pass is needed.  The trail head we are using is behind the QFC and not in the middle of the park.  More details in the Hello Hikers.   Start GPS point  -122.36340840319434, 47.70328918511330

Priority registration is given to GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series graduate Alumni Course members.

Graduate alumni will need to hold a GoHike Badge and have registered for the GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series - Alumni Course. 


If there are any unfilled spots on this hike, the hike will open up on the Wednesday before the week of the hike to general members, with leaders permission, for Mountaineers members interested in a beginning hiking experience.

It is important that participants look at the stated hike description, distance, pace, elevation gain and consider your current fitness level in determining if this hike is a good fit for you. If you have any questions, please contact the trip leader in advance of requesting Leaders Permission. When you request Leaders Permission to Register, a leader may look at your profile and recent activities to ensure that they think you are ready for their hike. They may email or call you to ask you about your hiking history and conditioning activities. Individuals who register with out requesting and receiving Leaders Permission will be cancelled.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Leaders will send out a Hello Hiker email prior to the hike that may include recommendation or requirements for equipment.  Poles are recommended.

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