Skyline Divide


Day Hike - Skyline Divide

A moderate, 9 mile round trip day hike with 2,500 feet of elevation gain. The trail goes up through forests and alpine meadows to a scenic ridge line.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,563 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

We'll plan to leave from the parking lot at Sunset Square in Bellingham at 7:00 AM, so please arrive a little before then (6:45) so we can meet everyone organize. We can carpool from there.

Sunset Square is located at 1145 E Sunset Drive, in Bellingham. It's right off I-5, exit 255, for Hwy 542 (Mt. Baker Highway). If you take the exit and go east on Sunset Drive, it will be on your left (north) just east of the freeway.

We'll meet in the  northwest corner of the parking lot, in the vicinity of Goodwill and At Home (formerly K-mart).

All cars going to the trailhead will need a current NW Forest Pass.

We'll plan to be back at Sunset Square early in the evening.


Skyline Divide

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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