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.

Route/Place

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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