Lake Whatcom Park


Day Hike - Chanterelle Trail

Checkout the new 2019 extension of the Chanterelle trail at Lake Whatcom Park

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  • Easy, Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at the Lake Whatcom Park trailhead at 8am to encounter a lower number of other hikers.

Newly created trail by Bellingham Parks department with a lot of assistance from WTA in 2017 and 2019. Firm with just a few wet spots and a steady slope. Nice view of Lake Whatcom at the mid-point. Lots of canopy cover. Porta-Potty at the trailhead or hopefully another a few yards down from the mid-point.

Required Equipment
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Lake Whatcom Park

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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