CHS 2 Hike - Coldwater Peak

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Coldwater Peak

We'll take the South Coldwater trial to Coldwater Peak and finish up along Harry's Ridge. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,740 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

We’ll meet at the Star Lake P&R in Federal Way (I-5 south exit 147, right at light, right at next light, right into P&R lot, leader will be in the north part of the lot in a silver RAV4 with the hatch open) at 5:45 a.m. for the 3-hour drive to the trailhead. It’s paved all the way, so please consider offering to drive if you haven’t in a while. 

Leader will provide details by email to registered participants. 


Coldwater Peak, Harry's Ridge & Pumice Plain

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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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