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


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

A loop on Blanchard Mountain to two lakes and three grand viewpoints of the Salish Sea!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,200 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

9am Oyster Dome Trailhead on Chuckanut Drive. The closest address is: 

2578 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232

Trailhead is about 0.1 miles before the address. Discover Pass required to park and trailhead

Welcome Daylight Savings Time with an amazing hike up north of the Skagit Valley.

Starting from the main Oyster Dome Trailhead, we will hike a big loop to Oyster Dome viewpoint, North Butte, and Lily and Lizard Lakes, and Samish Overlook. The views will be incredible of the Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, and Olympic Range and both lakes are peaceful and pretty.


Oyster Dome

  • USGS Bellingham South

    USGS Bow

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Usual hiking gear.

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