CHS 2 Hike - Deer Ridge & Blue Mountain

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CHS 2 Hike - Deer Ridge & Blue Mountain

Through parklands, meadows, and basalt outcroppings, the trail weaves its way along Deer Ridge to Deer Park, delivering breathtaking views at every bend. From here, we'll continue on to the summit of Blue Mountain. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

Plan on meeting at the Aurora Village Transit Center P&R (Shoreline area) at 6:30AM to assemble into carpools for the drive to ferry and subsequent trailhead. We'll catch the 7:10AM ferry from Edmonds.  If necessary, we can also arrange a secondary meet up spot for anyone who is already over on the peninsula Sunday morning.

Through parklands, meadows, and basalt outcroppings, the trail weaves its way along Deer Ridge to Deer Park, delivering breathtaking views at every bend. From here, we'll continue on to the summit of Blue Mountain.

Route/Place

Deer Ridge


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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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