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Day Hike - Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve

A loop using the new trail system climbing up to a view of Mt Baker and Lake Whatcom

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Carpool from Greenlake Park & Ride  at 8:30 am or Ash Way Park & Ride at 8:45 am or Chuckanut Park & Ride at 9:25 am to meet up at the trailhead at 10 am.

It will still be winter, so there is the possibility that snow could impact the route and difficulty. Strongly suggest hiking poles and some manner of complementary traction devices like yak-tracs or micro-spikes.

Intended route will combine the Rufus Creek trail and Baneberry trails with a quick detour to see the waterfall on the Waterfall trail.

Nice restroom at the trailhead.

Likely will be a post-hike snack opportunity to be detailed in the "Hello Hiker" email prior to the hike.


Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve

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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