Advanced CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Advanced Conditioning Hiking Series

Advanced CHS 2 Hike - Emerald Ridge Loop

This hike is to KLAPATCHE PARK and includes St. Andrews Creek Trail and The Wonderland Trail. Advanced CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 21.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,600 ft

We will meet 6:00AM at the Tukwila Park and Ride at 13445 Interurban Ave South, Tukwila. From downtown Seattle head south on Interstate 5 to exit 156.  We will meet at the west lot which is closest to I-5.

This hike is to Klapatche Park, Aurora Lake, St. Andrews Lake and St. Andrews Park.  We will hike on the Westside Road, Round Pass Trail, South Puyallup Trail and Wonderland Trail.  We will have stunning views of Mt Rainier from beautiful Aurora Lake and St. Andrews Lake.


Emerald Ridge, Klapatche Park & Gobblers Knob

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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