CHS 1 Hike - Talapus & Olallie Lakes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Talapus & Olallie Lakes

We'll start in dark, cool forest on a wide trail along Talapus Creek, enjoying tall cedars and hemlocks en route to secluded Talapus Lake. Continuing on the trail another mile and a half will bring us to a quiet lake basin which houses pretty Olallie Lake. 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: 1,220 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,780 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

The group will meet at 8:30 am at the trailhead, ready to hike. 


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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