CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Talapus & Olallie Lakes

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.85 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,319 ft

9am @ Talapus Lake trailhead

From Seattle, head east on I-90 to exit 45. Turn left, and drive under the freeway on FR 9030. In 1 mile follow the road around to the right at a junction. Continue straight on a gravel, sometimes severely potholed road to the trailhead at the road's end. A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here (these are not available for purchase at the trailhead). Also, please complete a self-issued wilderness permit at the trailhead kiosk before starting your hike. 

Recent trip reports state that there is quite a bit of snow between Talapus and Olallie, and some snow near Talapus Lake. But who knows what conditions will be like considering the warm weather forecasted for the weekend! I suggest having poles and possibly micro spikes just in case.

More details to be sent in Hello Hiker email.


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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