Fragrance & Lost Lakes


Day Hike - Lost Lake

A "top down" loop hike to Lost Lake from the Cyrus Gates trailhead via the Rock trail. Views to the NW and SW of Bellingham Bay, Straits of Georgia, San Juan Islands and Skagit Valley.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,780 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Chuckanut P&R in Burlington at 8am or Cyrus Gates trailhead at 845am.

The road up to the Cyrus Gates trailhead is a bit washboarded but manageable for all vehicles. Outdoor toilet at trailhead. Depending on the fall weather, there could be some muddy spots along the trail, but it should be mostly dry. Parts of this loop aren't regularly maintained and may see some overgrowth.

More detail at a later date.

Chuckanut Recreation Area map is a great resource for this area.


Fragrance & Lost Lakes

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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