CHS 2 Hike - Crystal Mountain Loop

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Crystal Mountain Loop

This loop hike starts at the Crystal Mountain ski resort area and will take us on several scenic trails, including parts of the PCT.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 mph

We will meet at the Maple Valley Park & Ride at 6:00 a.m.

More information will be in the Hello Hiker email for those who want to drive directly to the trailhead.  

This loop hike will put together several trails and will include parts of these two hikes described by WTA: and


Crystal Mountain Loop

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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