CHS 2 Hike - Tunnel Creek to Surprise Creek

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Tunnel Creek to Surprise Creek

This hike is a one-way traverse, partially on the PCT, with some beautiful alpine scenery! Our route will start at the Tunnel Creek trailhead near Stevens Pass and take us to pretty Hope Lake, up and over Trap Pass with views down to Trap Lake, and then out via the Surprise & Glacier Lakes trail. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Let's meet at 7:00AM at the Ash Way Park and Ride in Lynnwood (detailed directions later).



Hope & Mig Lakes

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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