CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy is an infrequently visited summit with excellent views along the I-90 corridor near Easton. CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,107 ft

7:00 AM at Tibbetts Valley Park and Ride.  Address: 965 12th Avenue NW, Issaquah

Car pooling is recommended since there is limited parking at the trailhead.

This is a challenging hike and is steep in places. One section rises 1,500 feet in 1.5 miles!

WTA description:

Weather permitting we will have great views of the surrounding area and hopeful some wildflowers along the way.

Directions to trailhead:

From the north side of I-90, Exit 70, turn left and follow Sparks Road, parallel to the highway. At 0.7 mile go right on Kachess Dam Road, and follow it first north, then northeast for about a mile.  Turn right on the gravel road that leads to Trail Nos. 1212, 1308 and 1315.


Mount Baldy

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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