CHS Tacoma August Hikes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS Tacoma August Hikes - Malcolm Mountain Loop

Tacoma CHS hike Strenuous but rewarding loop with mountain views from ridgetops. Original destination starting at Denny Creek canceled due to construction at Denny Creek campground.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

TBD, but early to beat the heat

Meeting location information will be sent to registered participants.

This is a loop hike.  The trail is reported to be faint at times, but marked with cairns.  This is hike #58 in Dan Nelson's Best Loop Hikes Washington.

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students.  Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.


Malcolm Mountain Loop

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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