CHS 1 Hike - Navaho Pass

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Navaho Pass

The trail follows Stafford Creek before becoming steeper, switchbacking up to the upper meadows beneath Navaho Pass. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

We'll get an early start to be sure we get parking at the trailhead and to  enable us to reach the Pass before the hottest part of the day. Meet at 6:00 am at Tibbetts Valley Park parking lot in Issaquah. 

This is a popular hike in the Teanaway area with amazing views.  As WTA says, 
"Rife with wildflowers, fascinating geology, and just enough elevation gain to keep it interesting, this hike has just about everything that the Teanaway is known for." Dinner after the hike at Cottage Cafe in Cle Elum.

lease check out the trail description and recent trip reports on WTA:



Navaho Pass & Peak

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

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Red Top Mtn

    USGS Enchantment Lakes
  • 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)
Trip Reports