CHS 2 Hike - Navaho Peak

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Navaho Peak

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph). A pleasant hike in the Teanaway region, with spectacular views of The Enchantments.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,223 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

We will meet at 6:30 a.m. on the east side of the first floor of the Issaquah Transit Center, located at SR 900 and Newport Way, Issaquah, WA 98027.  Note that the parking entrance is just south of the Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72 located at 1575 NW Maple Street, Issaquah, WA 98027.  

From Seattle, take exit 15 off of I-90 E.  Turn right onto WA-900 W/17th Ave. NW, then turn left onto NW Maple St.  Turn right at the first street (unmarked), pass the Fire & Rescue Station, and then turn right into the covered parking area.

A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the Stafford Creek trailhead.

We will start our hike by walking along a babbling-burbling stream, passing through pretty, fragrant pine forests, gradually climbing higher, turning right at a junction to continue on through brilliant dry-climate gardens, then ascending the "Serpentine Barrens" and on to Navaho Pass.  Here, we will follow the trail eastward and upward to the 7,223 foot summit of Navaho Peak, with mountain views for miles and miles and miles and miles....

The map for this hike is Green Trails Mount Stuart No. 209.


Navaho Peak

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Enchantment Lakes
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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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