CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - May Valley Loop

Hike from the Squak Mountain State Park trailhead just off of SE May Valley Road at the south end of the park. This is a terrific conditioning hike on one of the quieter trails in the Issaquah area. CHS Hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,825 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Meet in the trailhead parking lot at 7:45 am, ready to start hiking at 8 am. Parking Pass/Entry Fee: Discover Pass required for parking.

Please note a service-dog-in-training will be on this hike.  No other dogs are allowed in this group.

If it is a clear day we will add Debbie's View to our loop which will add roughly one mile and 200' elevation gain to the hike.

Details will be emailed to registered participants a few days before the hike. We will be hiking for about 3 hours including brief stops for views and snacks.Optional post-hike lunch will be at Garlic Crush in Issaquah with outdoor seating.


Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

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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