Lily & Lizard Lakes


Day Hike - Lily & Lizard Lakes

Hike from the lower trailhead to Lizard Lake, catch the view from Blanchard North Butte then return via the Max cutoff trail, instead of the British Army trail.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft

Chuckanut Park & Ride at 8am or Blanchard Lower trailhead at 8:30am

Directions provided closer to hike schedule.

A firm trail that starts with a easy climb for a mile to warm up then acends at 500 feet per mile for the next two and on half miles to account for about 75 percent of the total hike elevation gain. A lovely mixed forest on the quieter trails of Blanchard Mountain avoiding the Oyster Dome crowds.

Chuckanut Recreation Area map is a great resource for this and other hikes in this region.


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

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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