CHS 1 Hike - Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)

This hike starts in second growth forest, then follows a road-turned-trail to a ridge summit with views of Chester Morse reservoir, Mount Rainier, and the peaks on the north side of Snoqualmie Valley. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,250 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

We will meet at 7:30 at the Tibbetts Park and Ride off of I 90 at exit 15.

From the park and ride we will carpool to the trailhead at exit 38. After you exit, head south (right), immediately crossing the South Fork Snoqualmie River, and take the first right turn into Ollalie State Park, a few hundred feet from the highway. Follow the gravel road to the end, parking near the bathrooms at the west end of the lot.

Following the hike we will go to North Bend Bar and Grill for food and refreshments.


Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)

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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