Day Hike - Chain Lakes Loop


Day Hike - Chain Lakes Loop

Day Hike Chain Lakes Loop with optional overnight at Baker Lodge

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  • Sat, Sep 5, 2015
  • Seattle Hiking Committee
  • Exploring Nature, Photography, Day Hiking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Youth, Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft

We plan to meet at 9am at the Artist Point by the public restrooms. For those staying at Mountaineers Baker Lodge, let's group at the lodge's parking lot at 8:30am and then make a short drive to the Artist Point.

Bring your camera for magnificent views of Mt Baker, Mt Shuksan, Table Mountain, and Ptarmigan Ridge, as well as pristine alpine lakes- on a clear day. And bring a zip lock bag for blue berries and huckle berries. This hike is intended to be at a social pace where we can stop and take pictures.

We can avoid the long drive to the trail head by getting there the night before and staying at the volunteers run Baker Lodge very close this trail and the Picture Lake. It is a gem of a place, fresh cooked hearty meals, hot coffee, and hot showers at a very reasonable cost.


Current plan is to start at Artist Point, descend to Heather Meadows visitor center, ascend to Herman Saddle, descend to Iceberg lake, and ascend back to Artist Point. We can adjust the plan when we gather up at the Artist Point.

If you plan to stay at Baker Lodge, please make your reservation by 9/2/2015 since the volunteer hosts need to plan for/buy fresh food to take it up to the lodge. (Click on Explore and then Lodge Reservation on the green menu bar).

Hike description courtesy of


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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