CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Little Mountain Park

CHS Little Mountain Pacing Hike led mostly at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph) but we will experience the full range of paces so it can help determine which pacing group you would like to be in. We will make this a loop hike by traveling up and around Little Mountain Park on a series of connected trails. Some trails are hiker only and some are shared use. At the top we'll enjoy great views pf the Skagit Valley from the LMP Look Outs.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft

In advance of the hike you will receive an email with full details. We plan to meet in Mount Vernon at 9 am and take as few cars as possible to the trail head as parking is limited.

Little Mountain Park in Mount Vernon is one of the Pacific Northwest’s hidden hiking gems, with over 10-miles of trails just 5 minutes off of I-5. We will connect several of the trails as we make about a 5-mile loop around the park.

Following the hike we will gather at Skagit Valley Food Co-op's Third Street Cafe.





Little Mountain Park

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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