Bagley & Chain Lakes


Day Hike - Chain Lakes Loop

Bring your camera for those magnificent views of Mt Baker, Mt Shuksan, Table Mountain, Ptarmigan Ridge, and six pristine alpine lakes. This hike is intended to be at a social pace where we can mingle, take in the views, and take pictures. I hope to enjoy wild huckleberries and blue berries during the hike but this is not a berry picking event (must leave some for bear cubs, right). Most of the trail is exposed so the hike will be cancelled if weather is bad. A good description of hike and trip reports courtesy of WTA at Map:

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sun, Oct 6, 2019
  • Baker Lodge
  • Photography, Day Hiking
  • Families, Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,200 ft
  • Pace: social

Let's plan to leave from Mountaineers Baker Lodge parking lot and return to the same place about 4-5 hours later.  Discover Pass not required if  parked in the lodge's parking lot.

I just learned that there's a work party going on this particular weekend to repair, clean and prep the lodge for the winter so the guests wont be allowed this weekend (Oct 4-6).


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
Trip Reports