CHS 1 Hike - Duckabush River

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Duckabush River

This delightful trail ascends along the river up through old-growth forests and into The Brothers Wilderness. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at 8 a.m. at the Duckabush River Trailhead. Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful pass required for each vehicle. Carpools encouraged. I am camping nearby that weekend so I will meet the group there. 

Please be aware that this trailhead is a high theft area. Do not leave anything of value visible in your vehicle. 

This hike will be led at a CHS 1 pace so if you are not comfortable hiking at a slower pace, this may not be the hike for you. We will hike together. Please do not run ahead of the group. 


Duckabush River

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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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