Day Hike - Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain


Day Hike - Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain

A grand loop hike through the Chuckanut Mountains featuring various viewpoints and a secluded lake

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

9:00am Lower Ridge trailhead on Cleator Road, Larrabee State Park

Discover Pass required

This will be a loop of a pretty large portion of  the Chuckanut Mountains, a beautiful group of coastal lowland summits featuring great views and several lakes.

Hike north along the northern end of Chuckanut Ridge where we will have a grand view of Bellingham, the Vancouver area, and the peaks of B.C. in the distance. Loop around on various trails and hike up to Raptor Ridge viewpoint for an interior view of the surrounding peaks and forest. Hike south through a narrow valley to the secluded beautiful Lost Lake, featuring an incredible hidden waterfall! Hike up through towering cliffs and giant boulders to the main Chuckanut Summit for a view of the Salish Sea, and then hike back along Chuckanut Ridge to the TH, passing a great view of Mt. Baker and Twin Sisters along the way.

This hike will be between 10 and 12 miles with an average pace of 2-2.5 mph.

Join me for a meal along Chuckanut Drive or in Edison afterwards!


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

Microspikes strongly advised

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