Bagley & Chain Lakes


Day Hike - Chain Lakes

Hiking to two of the lakes in the Galena Chain Lakes. On Sunday, we'll do one more lake.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • Pace: Slow Pace 2 mph

This hike is part of the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee's Mt. Baker Lodge weekend but opened to all.  If you enjoy a slow-paced hike with time to take pictures and enjoy the journey, this could be your hike.  We'll hike to Iceberg Lake and not the entire loop. If you are wanting to stay at the Mt. Baker Lodge, you must register with the lodge separately.


The trail can be rocky in places and the weather can change in an instant, so good hiking boots and appropriate hiking clothing are required.  All hikers are required to carry the 10 essentials.


Bagley & Chain Lakes

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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