Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake


Day Hike - Mount Erie via Sugarloaf

Hike to the views from Sugarloaf, then loop around the south side of Mt Erie through the Anacortes Community Forest Lands.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 980 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Pace: 1.5 to 2 mph

Meet at Heart Lake parking lot at 10am. Carpooling opportunities from the Greenlake/NE 65th P&R in Seattle or Ash Way P&R just north of Lynnwood.

A correction to the template, we won't be hiking to the top of Mt Erie, you can drive there afterwards if you wish. I think the views are better at the top of Sugarloaf.

There are a few steep sections where poles would be appreciated. We may hike the loop clockwise to leave the major elevation gain and views to the latter third of the route.


Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake

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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