CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Pratt Lake Trail

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph). We will hike up the Pratt Lake Trail to lovely Island and Rainbow Lakes. On the way, we should have views of Ollalie Lake and hopefully Mount Rainier.

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.6 mph

The Hello Hiker email will provide participants with specifics regarding meeting places and times, but plan on an early start.  

This will be a long gradual climb up the Pratt Lake trail, taking us to a high ridge with views down to Ollalie Lake and out to Mount Rainier.  Continuing on we will reach Island Lake and take our lunch break there.  Depending on conditions and hiker interest, we may continue on to Rainbow lake before making our return trip down the Pratt Lake trail to the trailhead.   Afterwards, we will stop for a bite to eat in North Bend.


Pratt Lake 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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