Day Hike - Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain


Day Hike - Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain

A large loop hike through much of the Chuckanut Mountains featuring a lake, waterfall, and many views!

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,900 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

8:30 Arroyo Park Trailhead, Old Samish Road 

Leader will meet group at trailhead

A large loop hike through much of the northern Chuckanut Mountains! Starting at Arroyo Park in south Bellingham, we will hike to Raptor Ridge viewpoint. We continue to Pine and Cedar Lakes and up over the North peak before looping back.

This will be a long hike of 10-12 miles with short daylight. Be prepared to hike at a moderately-fast and steady pace with the only main breaks coming at the viewpoint and the lakes.

Trail map:


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

Standard hiking gear including non-cotton clothing, rain jacket, hiking shoes or boots, and a headlamp (just in case)

Microspikes highly recommended if icy

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