CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Tunnel Creek to Surprise Creek

This hike is a one way, thru-hike 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) IMPORTANT COVID INFO: SEE LEADER NOTES BELOW

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph


IMPORTANT COVID INFO: Please be aware that this is a "thru-hike" which means we start and end at different trailheads. The trailheads on this hike are only about 3.5 miles apart.  This means that we will, by necessity, have to do some carpool shuttling between trailheads. Before signing up for this hike you must be comfortable with riding in a car with 2 or 3 other hikers at least one time for the 3.5 mile drive between trailheads.  We will take every Covid precaution as well as planning to drive with widows open.  


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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