Olympia Navigation Field Trip

Field trip: Basic Navigation Course

Olympia Navigation Field Trip - Kennedy Creek

This all-day field trip provides the student plenty of opportunities to practice their compass, teamwork, route finding, terrain recognition, and general navigation skills.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft

The best carpooling location is Haggen Foods at 1313 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia, WA 98502. Allow 30 minutes to drive from Haggen to the trailhead. Park along Old Olympic Highway at the gated gravel road. We'll walk from there into the field.

Leave the carpool spot at 7:30 and arrive at Kennedy Creek before 8:00 for sign-in and orientation.


Kennedy Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring all 10 essentials and be prepared for whatever weather happens to greet us. Your compass will be used extensively.

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