Mountain View Hiking Group

The Mountain View Hiking Group is based out of Tumwater Washington from the Mountain View Church of the Nazarene.

This hiking group does at least one activity each month from February through October. Most events are in Western Washington and are open to everyone. You do not need to be a member of our church. Just show up for the hike.

Mountain View Church is located at: 940 Israel Rd SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

Upcoming Events:

Hike #11: Leadbetter Point, August 24, 2019 Hike Brochure
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Hike to the tip of the Long Beach Peninsula, exploring one of the loneliest and wildest beaches in Washington.

Registration for this hike will open up on Sunday, August 11 at 10:15am.





Hike #12: West Fork Humptulips, Sep 7, 2019 Hike Brochure
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Join us as we hike beside and through the west fork of the Humptulips River in the southwestern side of the Olympic Rain Forest. Our hike starts at the Pete's Creek trailhead. We will travel north through the scenic rainforest valley, crossing back and forth through the river, and finish at the Campbell Tree Grove, where we will shuttle back to where we started.

Registration for this hike will open up on Sunday, August 25 at 10:15am.





Hike #13: Loowit Falls, Sep 21, 2019 Hike Brochure
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Loowit Falls is one of two major waterfalls that occurs along the so-called "Sasquatch Steps" on the north flank of Mount St. Helens. When the mountain erupted in 1980, it basically created a catchment basin in the resulting crater. Beginning in the winter of 1980-1981 the Crater Glacier began to form and is currently the largest glacier on Mount St. Helens, as well as the youngest and fastest growing glacier in the United States. Once the glacier began growing, it also began melting and its meltwater has channeled largely into what is now Loowit Creek. As Loowit Creek intersects the blasted out north slope of the mountain it carved out the rugged Loowit Canyon, with Loowit Falls found at its head.

Registration for this hike will open up on Sunday, September 8 at 10:15am.





Hike #14: Skyline Trail, Oct 5, 2019 Hike Brochure
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One of the highest maintained trails in the park, this challenging, stunning, high-altitude loop whisks you to, and above, all the best scenery at Paradise. Doing this hike in October provides an opportunity to see the meadows turn red with the fall color.

This route loops around the broad Edith Creek basin, past thundering waterfalls, and over high, craggy peaks. In this one loop, you'll experience the best the Paradise region has to offer in terms of scenic beauty, rugged hiking, and varied terrain and ecosystems.

Registration for this hike will open up on Sunday, September 22 at 10:15am.





Hike #15: Cape Horn Trail, Oct 26, 2019 Hike Brochure
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This rugged hike is bound to become a classic, if it isn't already. The full trail loop provides fantastic views of the Columbia River Gorge, an intimate look at the Cape Horn Falls and a challenging workout as it climbs and descends the rocky slopes of Cape Horn. It is also one of the best fall color hikes around.

Registration for this hike will open up on Sunday, October 13 at 10:15am.