CHS 2 Hike - Marmot Pass

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Marmot Pass

Join us (EARLY!) for this beautiful hike on the Olympic Peninsula, hiking into Olympic National Park. Please read the hike details below on timing before signing up for this hike. We could have anything from lingering snow to wildflowers this time of year depending on how things melt out, so please pack your sense of adventure! CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,489 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Our VERY EARLY meeting time on the Peninsula side will be 7:15 a.m. at the P&R before the Hood Canal Bridge.  The trailhead is 2.5 hours away from Seattle and you'll either need to be on the Bainbridge *6:10 am ferry* (first Kingston ferry is too late on Sundays and won't be an option) or drive around, or stay on the Peninsula side the night before. Parking at the trailhead is limited, and we'll plan to meet at the park and ride to organize final carpools from there.

More details will be provided in the Hello Hiker email.

This hike will include an hour of silent hiking to better tune into our senses and surroundings.

I expect (but don't guarantee!) that the moving pace on this one will average between 2-2.3 MPH if you like that sort of info.


Marmot Pass & Buckhorn Mountain

  • Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness

    Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
  • See full route/place details.
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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