CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Wallace Falls Loop

Enjoy beautiful waterfalls just outside Gold Bar. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft

Meet at the Ash Way Park and Ride at 7 a.m. to form carpools.

I will park in the southwest corner of the lot. 

This loop hike will take place at Wallace Falls and Wallace Lake using a combination of the main Wallace Falls trail, a forest road, and the Gregg Ball Trail. We'll move at a moderate pace, stopping for breaks as needed.  

As always, bring the ten essentials.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


Wallace Falls

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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