Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake


Day Hike - Heart Lake

Loop around Heart Lake and Mt Erie in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Views of Heart Lake, Rosario Strait, Whidbey Island, Deception Pass, Lakes Campbell and Erie as well as the south rock faces of Mt Erie.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 750 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 700 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

Meet at 9:00 am at 4411 Orchard Ave in Anacortes. Directions to be sent in the Hello Hiker letter.

Travel through a mixed forest of fir, hemlock, cedar, maple and alder. Trails in the ACL number over 50 miles in 2200 acres. Many opportunites for winter hiking with elevation gain and views within 90 minutes of central Puget Sound without the crowds of the I-90 and US 2 corridors.


Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake

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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