CHS 1 Hike - Cranberry Lake

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Cranberry Lake

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph) around Little Cranberry Lake and adjactent forest

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at 8am at 37th and "A" Avenue in Anacortes. No toilets at trailhead.

There still might be some lingering muddy spots, so gaiters might be appreciated. Trail is best described as rolling with two short gains of 200-300 feet near the beginning and end.

Many places in Anacortes to grab a post hike meal or explore the tulip fields in the Skagit valley.


Washington Park, Little Cranberry Lake & Big Beaver Pond

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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