CHS 1 Hike - Royal Lake & Upper Royal Basin

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Royal Lake & Upper Royal Basin

CHS 1 graduation hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph). Hike to Royal Lake and Upper Royal Basin.

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  • Strenuous/Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Hikers interested in staying overnight in Sequim Friday are welcomed to join me and others.  We can help arrange reservations for needed rooms. Otherwise, we will meet at the trailhead by 9am.

The wonders of the Olympics are calling us!


Royal Basin

  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness

    Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips

    USGS Mt Deception
  • 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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