Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain


Day Hike - Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain

We’ll loop around Fragrance Lake, go up the raved-about Rock Trail, visit Cyrus Gates Overlook, and enjoy many miles and many views (clouds-permitting) on the Chuckanut Ridge Trail.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.25, no maximum

6:45 at the southern corner of the Ash Way Park and Ride, or 7:55 at the trailhead.

It's a long hike, with many ups and downs, at a fairly good pace. 

Here's the route,


Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain

  • USGS Bellingham South

    USGS Bow

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map
  • See full route/place details.
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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