CHS 1 Hike - Robinson & Ainsley Canyons

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Robinson & Ainsley Canyons

An excellent option for spring sauntering with elk, birds, and the scent of cottonwood and ponderosa pines. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,680 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2.0 mph

7:00am at the Issaquah Transit Center

A little known route east of Snoqualmie Pass that some say feels more like Colorado than Washington.  This route was first done as a CHS trip in June of 2018 and response was very positive.  This is a great option for June while we're still waiting for the high places to melt out.


Robinson & Ainsley Canyons

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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