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Day Hike - Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve

This will be a six mile loop with about 1000 feet of elevation gain through mixed forest on a rather new, firm trail system. A waterfall and a view to Lake Whatcom.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,400 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Lookout Mountain Forest preserve trailhead off Lake Louise road. Be ready to hike at 9am. No parking passes required and a toilet at the parkng lot. Close to Bellingham for post hike meal or beverages.

A few places with shallow mud, gaiters suggested, hiking poles optional, nothing too steep or slippery. Snow might necessitate traction augmentation or rescheduling.


Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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