Oyster Dome

Trip

Day Hike - Oyster Dome-North Butte-Samish Overlook Loop

A loop of the best views and trails on Blanchard Mountain.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,075 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Meet at the Pacific Northwest, PNT, trailhead (Oyster Dome, Blanchard Mtn.) on Hwy 11 (Chuckanut Drive) near MP 10 at 8:00 a.m. Parking is very difficult hence the early start.

July 2. Wed. – Oyster Dome, North Butte, Lily & Lizard Lakes, Samish Overlook Loop, (USGS Bow & Bellingham S., however, Square One Maps, Chuckanut Recreations Area is far superior). Est. 10.5 mi., 2,800’ gross elev. gain. Our Wednesday trip avoids the crowds and parking problems of these very popular trail. Pace will be moderate. A treat to share is always welcome. Party limit 8. Meet at the Pacific Northwest, PNT, trailhead (Oyster Dome, Blanchard Mtn.) on Hwy 11 (Chuckanut Drive) near MP 10 at 8:00 a.m. Parking is very difficult hence the early start. Leader Chuck Gustafson, 360-766-4045 (landline). Please no calls after 7:00 p.m.

Route/Place

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
  11. Boots
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