CHS 1 Hike - Jester Mountain

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Jester Mountain

Hike to Iron Bear via the Jester Mountain trail. See Notes below for detail.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,480 ft

We'll meet at the Issaquah Transit Center at 8:00; consolidate into a couple of carpools and drive ~93 miles to the trailhead. Estimated travel time is 1 hour 40 mins. Please plan on reimbursing your driver $9.60 - $14.00 per person.

Yet another great Teanaway area hike with expansive views.

There isn't a route specific to Iron Bear on the Mountaineers Website. So, I've select the Jester Mountain route. Iron Bear is on the way to Jester.

The WTA hike description and trip reports for Iron Bear can be found here. Caltopo map and profile of our route can be found, here.

Google map directions can be found, here.  We'll turn off US-97 on to FS9714 driving  ~3 miles to the trailhead. FS9714 appears to be in good shape although there is a water crossing just before the TH.  The latest trip report doesn't call it out as a hazard. 

Please do not make any evening commitments. This will be a long day, 3hrs driving and 3-4 hours of hiking. I expect we'll get home around 4:00 or later if we stop for dinner on the way home. It's a drag when someone has to be home by a certain time. 

A "Hello Hiker" email will be sent a couple of days prior to the hike with more details. 



Jester Mountain

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

    Green Trails Liberty No. 210

    USGS Liberty
  • See full route/place details.
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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