CHS Tacoma May Hikes

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS Tacoma May Hikes - Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail

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.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,639 ft

We are taking some extra precautions due to COVID 19. One precaution is  we are not carpooling. Therefore, we are meeting up at the Green Mountain Gold Creek trailhead parking lot. A second precaution is that we are starting early to avoid crowds. Be at the Gold Creek trailhead at 7:30 a.m.

You will need a current Washington State Discover Pass to park.  There is a restroom at the trailhead.

Full hike details and directions to trailhead parking lot will be emailed as soon as the trip closes or  sooner.  Feel free to email the hike leader with your questions.

 

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.

This is an early morning hike. Our lollipop route follows the Gold Creek Trail and Vista Trail to the summit.  On the return, if trail conditions allow, we will follow the Beaver Pond Trail down to the Plummer Trail  and make a loop back to the Gold Creek trail head. The target pace will be 2.0 mph in keeping with the CHS guidelines.  However, since our spring conditioning has been sorely interrupted, we expect the pace to slow down on the steeper parts of the trail.

Route/Place

Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail


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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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