CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Granite Creek Trail

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

Meet at the Issaquah Transit Center (1050 17th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA) at 7:00 AM.                                                                  

Discovery Pass is required at the trailhead.                                                                          

This is a relatively new trail. The wind storms from last winter create a lot of blowdown over the trail. The latest report is: About 3.5 miles in, the trail was covered in dense blowdown—like, epic, total, apocalyptic, unmanageable blowdown. We will hike until the blowdown is turns us around.


Granite Creek Trail

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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