CHS 1 Hike - Cowiche Canyon

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Cowiche Canyon

Escape to tree-shrouded streams, sage-dotted slopes, dramatic cliffs and abundant wildlife! CHS 1 hike led at a pace of 1.5-2.0 mph.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph


 I love early season hikes in Eastern Washington as we often find sunshine! We'll start on the relatively flat Cowiche Canyon trail,  hike up and out of the canyon on the East Uplands trail, then back down to connect to the Winery trail - and yes, we'll visit a winery during the hike! 


Cowiche Canyon

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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