CHS 1 Hike - Greider Lakes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Greider Lakes

Two scenic sub-alpine lakes north of Index. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

We'll meet at the Monroe Park and Ride (about 0.5 mile west of the US2 / SR522 interchange) leaving for the trailhead at 8:00 am.

Per Google, the trailhead is about a 1.0 hour drive from Monroe. Although, it's only 27 miles. So, we should be hiking by 9:30. I expect we'll back to the trailhead around 2:30 - 3:00 putting us back in Monroe around 4:00.

You're encouraged to carpool to Monroe  

The trail is pretty flat for the first two miles then climbs 1,000' in 1.5 miles.

There is a kiosk about 13 miles from the US2 turnoff which we'll stop and pickup our permits. Details for this hike can be found here on the WTA site.  

Trip reports state that roads and trail are in good condition.



Greider Lakes

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)
Trip Reports