Lily & Lizard Lakes

A moderate day hike just south of Bellingham in the Chuckanut Mountains. Enjoy a trip to two unique lakes in Blanchard Forest. Hike up the Lily Lake Trail, then in to Lizard Lake and return making a loop via the British Army Trail.

getting there

Take Exit 240 off ofI-5 and turn northwest onto Lake Samish Road. Drive 0.5 mile, turn left onto Barrel Springs Road, and drive 0.7 mile.  Turn right onto DNR Road BL-ML, drive 0.7 miles to the lower trailhead (700 ft). For the upper trailhead (900 ft) continue another mile on DBR Road BL-ML, turn right, and drive 0.2 mile.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 9.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,530 ft
  • 1,864 ft
  • Land Manager: Blanchard Forest
  • Parking Permit Required: Discover Pass
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Bow
  • USGS Bellingham South
  • Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains
  • Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map

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  • Lizard Lake
  • Lily Lakes
  • Lily Lakes Loop
  • Lizard & Lily Lakes Loop

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