Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain

Trip

Day Hike - Chuckanut Mountain

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,750 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Meet at the Lost Lake trailhead north of the Whatcom Co. line and MP14 in Larrabee State Park, east side of Hwy 11 (Chuckanut Drive) to consolidate cars if necessary for the rough Cleator Rd. A Discover Pass is required to park. Meet-up time is 7:00 a.m.

June 15, Sat. – Chuckanut MT: Cyrus Gates Overlook, N. Ridge Trail, Raptor Ridge, Lost Lake, Burnout viewpoint, Rock Trail Loop, (USGS Bow & Bellingham S., however Square One Map’s “Chuckanut Recreation Area” is far superior). 13 mi. and 2,500’ gross elev. gain. The route will start at Cyrus Gates at the end of Cleator Rd., go north on the N. Ridge Trail, south on the North Lost Lake Trail with a side trip to Raptor Ridge viewpoint, continue around the east side of Lost Lake on a rarely hiked trail and loop back through the Burnout clear-cut with its spectacular views of Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands. We will return on the spectacular Rock Trail. Pace will be moderate. A treat to share with the party is always welcome. Hint the leader likes cookies. Party limit 8. Meet at the Lost Lake trailhead north of the Whatcom Co. line and MP14 in Larrabee State Park, east side of Hwy 11 (Chuckanut Drive) to consolidate cars if necessary for the rough Cleator Rd. Meet-up time is 7:00 a.m. Leader Chuck Gustafson, 360-766-4045 (landline). Please no calls after 7:00 p.m.

Route/Place

Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain



  • USGS Bellingham South

    USGS Bow

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map
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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
  11. Boots.
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