CHS 1 Hike - Talapus & Olallie Lakes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Talapus & Olallie Lakes

A well maintained trail to a pair of pretty lakes along the nearby I-90 corridor. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Tibbets Valley P&R in Issaquah (off SR-900) at 7:00am.

This hike was cancelled due to COVID-19.


Talapus and Olallie are a pair of lakes reached by a well maintained trail easily reached via I-90.  All of this makes them a popular destination, especially on holiday weekends, so we'll get an early start to avoid the crowds.

Afterwards we'll stop for food in North Bend and a location TBD.


Talapus Lake Trail

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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