Day Hike - Sugarloaf


Day Hike - Sugarloaf

Escape the Viadoom by hiking up north! The ACFL has lots of trails with ups and downs, views, lakes and forest. We'll explore a little of each.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2mph

Meet 7:30AM Ash Way Park & Ride to carpool to trailhead in Anacortes

No pass required for drivers

The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed between Jan 12 and Feb 3 which will make traveling through Seattle on I-5 even more difficult than it is now. If you live in the eastside or north of Seattle's downtown, consider escaping to the north for some hiking. 

The ACFL (Anacortes Community Forest Lands) is owned by the city of Anacortes and has lots of trails to explore. We'll be doing a figure-8 loop which includes Whistle Lake (a great swimming hole in summer), Sugar Cube and Sugarloaf Mts with lots of up and downs in between to keep you warm. No rain cancel.


Mount Erie, Sugerloaf, Heart Lake & Whistle Lake

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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