CHS 1 Pacing Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Pacing Hike - Squak Mountain: Bullitt Fireplace Access

Test hikes led at a pace of 1.5-2.0 mph

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph avg moving pace
  • 9:30am ready to hike at Squak Mtn- Bullitt Fireplace Trailhead, Mountainside Dr SW, Issaquah, WA 98027.  Google map link -
  • PLEASE follow these directions ... if you put "Bullitt Fireplace" into your driving navigation app, it will take you to the wrong place! 

    Driving directions to meeting location (from WTA): From I-90 (Exit 17) in Issaquah, head south on Front Street through the picturesque old part of town. At the traffic light at Sunset Way, turn right. In 0.2 miles cross SE Newport Way, then bear left onto Mountain Park Blvd SW. This street changes direction abruptly several times. In about 0.7 miles bear left onto Mountainside Dr SW. In about 0.3 miles, where the street makes a very sharp turn to the left, pull into the small parking area on the right. 

  • This is a pacing hikes for CHS 1
  • This semi-loop route takes us to Squak Mountain's Central Peak and passes through the site of a former cabin owned by the Bullitt family

Squak Mountain: Bullitt Fireplace Access

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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