CHS 1 Pacing Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Pacing Hike - Grand Ridge Park (Snoqualmie)

CHS 1 pacing hike led at a pace of 1.5-2.0 mph. We will do the Coal Mine Loop and Flowing Fir (Water Tower) Loop starting at the Central Park Trailhead. Hike through western red cedars, hemlocks, and sword ferns with brief views out towards Lake Sammamish

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 950 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Arrive at the Central Park trailhead parking by 8:00 AM to be ready to hike at 8:15 AM.  Grand Ridge Park is several miles north of I-90, exit 18.  No parking pass is needed. A park map is at:   

A Pacing Hike for CHS 1.   It's also a good opportunity to get your gear organized and maybe even pick up some tips from your peers on how to satisfy your ten essentials. Please be prepared as you would be for more remote endeavors. We'll stop for several breaks, including one extended snack/lunch break.  Don't forget to bring a face mask and hand sanitizer. The hike should take on the order of  5 hours, depending on pace.  More details, including expected trail conditions,  will be provided in the Hello Hiker letter that will come 4-5 days before the hike. 


Grand Ridge Park (Snoqualmie)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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