CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Icicle Ridge

An excellent early season day hike offers lush green forest with maples, Ponderosa pines and lush understory, sunny open areas teeming with wildflowers, and stunning views. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

Meet at Bothell-Woodinville P&R at 7:00 am for optional carpooling, or ~9:15 am at  the trailhead.  It's approximately 2 hours from the P&R to the trailhead. 

This trail near Leavenworth is one of my favorite early season hikes. It offers lush green forest with maples and Ponderosa pines, sunny open areas teeming with wildflowers, and 360 degree views of Tumwater canyon, rugged mountains, and the Wenatchee River. It can be quite warm if we're lucky enough to have sun, so bring plenty to drink!

Meal/snack after the hike at the outdoor patio at Sleeping Lady resort just up the road. 


Icicle Ridge

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    USGS Leavenworth

    Green Trails Leavenworth No. 178
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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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