Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain

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Day Hike - Chuckanut Ridge Loop

Experience the highlights of the inner Chuckanut Mountain trail system from beautifull trails to lakes to vistas of Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands.

  • Sun, Jul 17, 2016
  • Seattle Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Youth, Adults
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,530 ft

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 7:30 a.m.

 

July 17, Sun. – 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).  Est. 13 mi. and 2,500’+ gross elev. gain.  The route will start at Cyrus Gates at the end of Cleator Rd. then the route will go north on the beautiful N. Ridge Trail, then south on the North Lost Lake Trail with a possible side trip to Raptor Ridge viewpoint, continue around the east side of Lost Lake and then loop back through the Burnout clear-cut with its views of Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands.  We will return on the spectacular new 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 7:30 a.m.  Leader Chuck Gustafson, 360-766-4045 (landline).  Please no calls after 7:00 p.m. and NO texts.

 

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, no trail shoes.
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