CHS 1 Hike - Bead Lake

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Bead Lake

EASTERN WASHINGTON WEEKEND. BEAD LAKE LOOP - a CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.75-2.25 mph).

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft


You will love this shady hike along the lakeshore trail in the Colville National Forest. A gentle grade up and down takes hikers above the lake and through cedar groves, but also dropping close to shoreline to provide opportunities for a summer dip.


Bead Lake

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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