Oyster Dome


Day Hike - Oyster Dome

Pleasant but often crowded day hike with nice views on top.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

Meet near the Chuckanut Drive TH (not the TH accessed from I-5) at 8:30.  From I-5, take the Hwy 11/Chuckanut Drive exit and head West and then North on Chuckanut Drive.  Parking is along a long strip on the West side of the road near mile maker 10 (if you pass the Oyster Bar restaurant, you've gone too far).  You may have to park a few hundred feet to the South.   I have a green Forester.

The only map worth getting is the Chuckanut Recreation Area Map, which may not be available outside of Bellingham. Don't worry if you can't get it.  Pace will be on the slow side of moderate.  If the party  wants to, we can take a side trip to Lily Lake and/or for views of recent extensive logged off areas return via Max's Shortcut  and Samish Overlook.  This would make the round trip about 9 miles but with virtually no additional elevation gain.


Oyster Dome

  • USGS Bellingham South

    USGS Bow

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map
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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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