CHS 2 Hike - Grand Prospect

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Grand Prospect

We will hike to the Grand Prospect lookout on the Rattlesnake Mountain trail and venture a little beyond (a few tenths of a mile) to a great view of Mt. Rainier.

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  • Moderate, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 mph

Meeting place and time will be sent to participants in an email one week before the hike. We will meet at an Issaquah Park & Ride for carpooling.

Directions to trailhead: Take I-90 east to Exit 27. At the end of the off-ramp, go right onto Winery Road. Turn right into the parking lot in .3 miles (there will be an open gate). Please note there is another parking lot (Snoqualmie Point) further down Winery Road. Be sure to turn right into the first parking lot.

The large parking lot has an outhouse. Discovery Pass is required.


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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