Seattle MAC - Conditioning Hike - Scott Paul Loop Trail

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Conditioning Hike - Scott Paul Loop Trail

Loop hike around base of Koma Kulshan (Mt. Baker) with views of glaciers, travel through glacial moraines with sweeping views of the North Cascades. Perhaps we'll even pick a few late season berries. This hike is part of the conditioning hike series to help prepare and train for summer climbing and backpacking trips. Goal is for interested students to plan out the details of the hike and write them up in the trip sheet. Staff or volunteer leaders will not be planning this trip - it's on the students! (But since it's early in the MAC season, will propose this location and welcome any interested student to develop a trip sheet.)

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,200 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.5 mph
  • 7 (8 capacity)
  • FULL (2 capacity)
  • 1 (2 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

Trip sheet

Meet at TH parking lot at 10 am (leave Seattle around 7:30 am).

Carpool link:

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email the adult trip leader to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

I welcome any interested student to reach out and develop a trip sheet.

Trip sheet should include: meeting time and place (coordinates are helpful, here), trailhead parking pass details, carpool sign up link, trail description/notes (one can link to WTA trail description and reports), and a link to current weather report for the trailhead/area. 

See trip planning resources folder here (also accessible from the MAC Course Page via "Program Materials") for trip sheet template and past trip sheet examples. 


Scott Paul Trail & Park Butte

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots or other sturdy shoes
  • Warm clothes and extra synthetic layers
  • Waterproof shell
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Day Pack
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra clothing for the ride back
  • 10 essentials
Trip Reports