CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Grand Prospect

We'll hike up Rattlesnake Mountain starting from the Snoqualmie Point Trailhead first reaching Stan's Overlook and then Grand Prospect. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Moderate, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Meet at 7:30 am at Tibbets P&R to carpool to the trailhead, depart at 7:45. We will carpool to Snoqualmie Point/Rattlesnake Parking Lot, Discover Pass Required.

Directions to trailhead: From I-90 eastbound, take Exit 27 and turn right on Winery Road.  Go just under a half mile and turn right into the Snoqualmie Point Park and the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail parking lot.  Park in the upper parking lot.

This is an out and back hike starting from the Snoqualmie Point Trailhead. We'll stop at Stan's Overlook on the way up then turn around at Grand Prospect. Traction (micro spikes) and poles were needed for the last mile when I scouted this hike.  Check current weather here: NWS link.


Rattlesnake Mountain (West)

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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