Lily & Lizard Lakes


Day Hike - Lily & Lizard Lakes

Hike from the Lower Blanchard trailhead to Lizard Lake, North Butte and Lily Lake, returning the Max Connector trail.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,200 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

Blanchard Lower trailhead at 8am

Directions provided in Hello Hiker email

As of September 5th, Skagit county is in Phase 2 of COVID-19 restrictions. Participants will be expected to wear masks when less than six feet from other hikes and maintain more than six feet of distance when situations allow.

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 one 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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