CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Squak Mountain: Sycamore Access

Squak Mountain East Ridge TH located in south Issaquah. The trail is close, well designed and maintained with peek-a-boo views of Tiger Mountain. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,014 ft

We'll meet at the Issaquah Transit Center, bottom floor at 8:30, spend a few minutes getting to know on another, discuss the hike then take a quick (6 min) drive to the TH. This is will be a relatively short day, less that 5 hours.

This is a substitution for our Tronsen Ridge CHS 1 hike which is inaccessible due to snow. 

We'll start at the Sunrise Pl. SE trailhead, walk to the Bullet fireplace, have lunch then take a loop back to the inbound trail. The Sunrise TH is different than Sycamore; slightly longer but less steep. The Sunrise TH has no parking lot. Instead we'll park on a residential street. No passes required. 

Maps, driving directions etc. will be provide via "Hello Hiker" email to be sent on Wednesday, May 11th.


Squak Mountain: Sycamore Access

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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