CHS 1 Hike - Green Lake (Mount Rainier)

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Green Lake (Mount Rainier)

CHS1 hike led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph. We'll hike Mt. Rainier's decommissioned Carbon River Road to our trailhead then head up to Ranger Falls and Green Lake.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

We’ll meet at the Star Lake P&R in Federal Way at 7:00 a.m. (I-5 south to exit 147, right at light, right at next light, right into P&R lot, leader will be in a silver RAV4 with the hatch open) and consolidate cars for the drive to the trailhead. Drivers will require a National Parks Pass. 

Details to be provided by email to registered participants. 


Green Lake (Mount Rainier)

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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