Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake


Day Hike - Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake

This is a scenic loop hike including the summits of Sugarcube , Mt. Erie , and Sugarloaf . We will visit Whistle Lake from a short trail access . There are excellent views of the San Juan Islands , the Olympic Mountains , Whidbey Island , and the North Cascades.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • Pace: 2.00 mph

We will meet at the trail head , 8:30 am . Drive North on I-5 to Exit 230 in Burlington , turn left at the exit on Hwy 20 , drive 11.7 miles to the Hwy 20 spur signal , turn left on Hwy 20 and drive 1.8 miles to the Campbell Lake Rd , turn right and drive 1.5 miles to a right turn on Heart Lake Rd , and drive 1.5 miles to  to a right turn on a  paved road to the trail head . You will pass a right turn to a paved road marked to Mt. Erie . If you reach Heart Lake , you have gone too far. 

The Mountaineers Covid-19 requirements apply to this hike. 


Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake

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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