CHS 2 Hike - Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

NORTH CASCADES CAMPOUT WEEKEND. A gorgeous thru-hike (meaning we will start and end at different trailheads) to Cutthroat Lake and Cutthroat Pass via the Cutthroat Creek trail. From Cutthroat Pass we will head north on the Pacific Crest trail to Granite Pass before heading south on the PCT to the Rainey Pass trailhead. This hike is gorgeous every step of the way. Incredible views of the Golden Horn can be had above Granite Pass. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph


This will be a thru hike meaning we'll start and end at different trailheads.  This will require shuttling between the trailheads which are about 15 miles apart.  More details will be in the "hello hiker" email.  


Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

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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