Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake


Day Hike - Mount Erie via Sugarloaf

We will do a Four Summit Loop with varied terrain, wildflowers and views (as weather allows). The highest point on Fidalgo Island is include in our route - Mount Erie.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

We'll meet at the  Sugarloaf Trailhead at 8:30.    The leader will send out the roster on the evening of Sunday April 30 so hikers can form carpools (strongly encouraged, to minimize the carbon footprint of our hike!).

Our route includes the summits of Little Round Top, Sugar Cube, Mt. Erie and Sugarloaf, with views of the surrounding islands and local lakes, and we should have wildflowers in bloom!  This trip is a bit exploratory and participants will need to participate in route finding, as there will be many trail junctions.  Paper maps and a GAIA gps track will be provided.  At the time of this writing, the mileage and elevation gain are close approximations.  See

Substantial hiking footwear and poles are recommended.  The trail is rocky in places and may be muddy.


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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