Oyster Dome


Day Hike - Oyster Dome

Hike a counter-clockwise loop to Oyster Dome via Samish overlook and the Lily lake trail.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,060 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet at the trailhead off Hwy 11 at milepost 10 at 9am. Park on the water side of the road, making sure you're clear of the fog line stripe.

I won't be coordinating a Seattle carpool since I live up north. A good option is the Ash Way P&R north of Lynnwood to catch eastside and Seattle drivers. Less than an hour trip to the trailhead.

A PNW classic. A steep but firm trail. We'll be doing a counterclockwise loop via Samish Overlook and Lily Lake before the view at Oyster Dome. Always a possibility of snow in February, so bring along traction devices.

No toilet facilities at the trailhead, but an hour later at Samish Overlook. Pre-hike options include the Smokey Point rest stop or the Starbucks at the Cook road exit 232 off I-5 north of Burlington.

I hope to scout this hike ahead of time and send a GPX track with waypoints.


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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