CHS 1 Hike - Snow Mountain Ranch

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Snow Mountain Ranch

We will hike the Cowiche Canyon trail, which is SE of Snow Mountain Ranch. Escape to tree-shrouded streams, sage-dotted slopes, dramatic cliffs and abundant wildlife! CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

7:15 am at Preston Park and Ride

We'll hike through part of the canyon, then explore some of the other trails for views, wildflowers, and elevation gain. 


Snow Mountain Ranch

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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