CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Colchuck Lake

We'll hike to picturesque Colchuck Lake in the Enchantments area. This trail winds through a lodgepole pine forest alongside Mountaineer Creek. We'll steadily climb to Colchuck Lake which is set in granite cliffs under the towering crags of the surrounding peaks. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Meet at trailhead at 9am. NW Forest Pass required for parking.

Bring your 10 essentials including snacks and lunch. We will enjoy our lunch at Colchuck Lake -- one of the finest lake views in the Cascades. We plan to be at Colchuck Lake about 20 minutes.

Leader will provide additional details to registered participants by email.


Colchuck Lake

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    Green Trails The Enchantments No. 209S
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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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