Swiss Sportsmen's Club of Tacoma

Events


Jul
21
7:00 AM07:00

Mailbox Peak Hike

@ Trailhead 47.466321, -121.672615 Mailbox Peak (New) Trail - 11mi Out&Back - 3,999ft of elevation gain

Mailbox Peak (New) Trail is a 10.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October.

Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Jun
22
7:00 AM07:00

Flapjack Lakes Hike

Flapjack Lakes Trail is a 13.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lilliwaup, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/washington/flapjack-lakes-trail https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/flapjack-lakes

Please bring filtration for this, as the rivers/streams feeding the lakes are perfect to refill your water at! A good sturdy pair of hiking boots and poles are recommended. Incline ranges from 0-20% for the first 5-6 miles, the last push to the lakes goes from 20-50% so be prepared for the incline.

Link for Eventbrite FREE tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flapjack-lakes-hike-tickets-61713903948

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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

March Hike - Mount Walker

DOG FRIENDLY HIKE!

4.6mi 2,057ft climb to some AMAZING views!

Restrooms at the peak with some areas to have lunch (pack a lunch) we'll be meeting at the trailhead 09:00 this is a moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Quilcene, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Sturdy boots and hiking sticks recommended, dress for the weather, bring water/gatorade

Check out photos and reviews on alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/mount-walker

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mount-walker-tickets-56531789103

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Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

February Hike - Lake 22 near Mount Pilchuck (North)

Trailhead 48.0770, -121.7457

DOG FRIENDLY! WINTER HIKE! 5.8mi with possible extensioning 1.6mi around the lake. (for those who want to come with me. Other's can stay and have some lunch at the lake-side) Total 7.4mi round-trip.

Lake Twentytwo Trail is a beautiful hike to an alpine lake through old growth forests ending with stunning mountain views of Mount Pilchuck. The trail can be accessed off of Mountain Loop Highway in the North Cascades area of Washington State. The path starts out gently enough on a dirt staircase through rainforest. You will hear water trickling from twentytwo creek through the forest in several locations along the way. A bridge crosses the creek around a mile in where there is a particularly pretty waterfall. Here the trail gets steeper, with more rocks and some creek crossings. Gentle but persistent switchbacks lead to a long talus slope with the wall of Lake Twentytwo looming above, seemingly insurmountable. The talus is a jumble of sharp rock, but navigable. The trail switches back and heads toward the large stream which outlets from the lake where it finally flattens out. A bit further down the trail is you will encounter lake itself, a turquoise lake with an the enormous steep wall of Mount Pilchuck behind it. A path goes around the entire lake and it is worth the time it takes to do this extra loop trail. The trail is rocky, so sturdy hiking shoes or boots are necessary. Since there are creek crossings, waterproof hiking boots are recommended. This is a great hike, however it is very popular and can be crowded on weekends. It is best to get there early as parking fills up quickly. 

More info: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/lake-22-trail

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-22-winter-hike-tickets-54183225486

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Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

January Hike - Ape Caves in Mt. Saint Helen's National Park (South)

SNOW HIKE! Ape Caves Trailhead 46.1083062,-122.2117189

PLENTY of parking, paved roads in. (If it's open. If not +2mi walk in from the gate)

This is a CAVE HIKE! Please bring gloves, headlamps & flashlights. Be prepared for cold temps (it might be warmer in the caves than above ground) This is an underground hike mostly so having proper lighting is critical.

Check out more photos and information on this hike here https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/ape-cave-trail  

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ape-cave-trail-tickets-52700293998

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Dec
15
7:00 AM07:00

Hike to Comet Falls

This is an out-and-back hike to the falls before the snows hit hosted by Jonathan Howe! We'll be leaving the trailhead between 7am and 7:30.

  • Comet Falls round trip 3.8mi
  • Van Trump extension +0.7mi (if we get to the falls and want to continue)

This requires a National Parks Pass for parking and parking is limited to approx. 17 cars total. If you'd like to carpool reach out to Jonathan at 206.376.0227 and he can pick you up between Auburn and the trailhead.

Sign up for the hike here

For more information contact Jonathan at 206.376.0227.

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