Lily & Lizard Lakes


Day Hike - Lily Lakes

The Samish Overlook, on Blanchard Mountain, offers spectacular views of the Skagit Valley and is where we will hike from for this out and back winter hike to Lily Lake and North Butte. Get outside and on the trail with your fellow graduate alumni and leaders from the Foothills GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series! GoHike is working to continue to provide opportunities for beginner hikers or those who are looking for easy to moderate hiking opportunities outside of our annual GoHike Course season.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at 8:30 am at the Samish Overlook Parking Lot. GPS Coordinates 48.60974, -122.42619

A carpool option is to meet at Ash Way P&R in Lynnwood before heading north. More information will be sent out via hello hiker email. 

We will begin at the Samish Overlook parking lot. From there we will start off on the same trail that leads to Oyster Dome, but instead head to Lily Lake and finish at North Butte, where on a clear day,  above the treeline amazing views await! 

It is important that participants look at the stated hike description, distance, pace, elevation gain and consider your current fitness level in determining if this hike is a good fit for you. If you have any questions, please contact the trip leader in advance. A leader may look at your profile and recent activities to ensure that they think you are ready for their hike. They may email or call you to ask you about your hiking history and conditioning activities. Some leaders may be using Leader Permission Required. you will need to request their permission to register and follow their instructions for applying. Failure to do that may result in you not being allowed to reegister for the trip.

Priority registration is given to GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series graduate Alumni Course members. Graduate alumni will need to hold a GoHike Badge and have registered for the GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series - Alumni Course.

If there are any unfilled spots on this hike, the hike will open up on the Wednesday before the week of the hike to general members, with leaders permission, for Mountaineers members interested in a beginning hiking experience.


Lily & Lizard Lakes

  • USGS Bow

    USGS Bellingham South

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map

    see Land Manager
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Leaders will send out a Hello Hiker email prior to the hike that may include recommendation or requirements for equipment.

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