Oyster Dome


Day Hike - Oyster Dome

Lovely hike on the western slope of Blanchard Mountain, just south of Bellingham, with excellent views of the Olympics, San Juan Islands, and Samish Bay.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,050 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,025 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2.0 mph
Meet at Ash Way Park and Ride in Lynnwood, 16327 Ash Way, Lynnwood, WA 98087 (exit 183 off I-5) at 7:30am, or at the trailhead at 8:45am.  We will start from the Samish Overlook parking lot; limited parking, vault toilet, Discover Pass required. The gravel road to the trailhead has some potholes and is quite steep in places. I do fine with my Toyota Corolla.  I will send more detailed directions a few days before the hike.

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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