CHS 1 Hike - Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph). The trail starts at Box Canyon and climbs an initial steep section to the Cowlitz Divide, along the Wonderland Trail through alpine meadows and some of the most beautiful scenery in Mount Rainier National Park.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

8:00am at the trailhead at Box Canyon.  Parking is limited. Toilet available.  National Park Pass required.  If interested, Ohanapecosh Campground is about 25 minutes away, and campsites are first come first serve after September 6. 

Details provided by email to registered participants.

Route/Place

Indian Bar-Cowlitz Divide


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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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