Salmon Creek Greenway Area Hike

Hike Distance: 7.2 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 1197.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 540 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 155176 feet

A very hot day but I went out anyway.  I wasn’t going to go hiking because of the heat, but changed my mind, and stayed close to home.

I initially headed out to the trail that leads east of I5.  It’s a nice area to explore and there are plenty of scenic views of Salmon Creek.  I walked quickly past Klineline Park as it was extremely crowded, as you’d expect on a hot summer day!  I then headed west and took the southern-most trail, which is under a nice canopy.

Reaching the Cougar Creek Trail I completed it, and then headed back to my car on the greenway trail.  This effectively allowed me to complete a loop.  The trail system was much less crowded than Klineline Park, and this was appreciated.  When I got back to my car I realized that I was very dehydrated, and felt light-headed.  I spent the remainder of the evening drinking down fluids.