Pine & Cedar Lakes

A moderate day hike just south of Bellingham in the Chuckanut Mountains. The trail goes up through old forests to a couple of secluded lakes and give access to may other trails in the Chucknut Trail System like Raptor Ridge.

getting there

From Bellingham: Take Exit 250 off of I-5 south of Bellingham and turn west onto Old Fairhaven Parkway. Drive 0.1 mile, turn left onto 30th St and drive 1 mile (30th St becomes 32nd St).  Turn right onto Old Samish Rd, drive 1.3 miles to the Pine & Cedar Lakes Trailhead (200 ft).

From Mount Vernon: Take Exit 246 off of I-5 north of Mount Vernon and drive 2.7 miles west on Old Samish Rd to the Pine & Cedar Lakes Trailhead (200 ft).

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • 1,600 ft
  • Land Manager: Whatcom County Parks & Recreation
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 50
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Bellingham South
  • Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains
  • Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map
Trip Reports

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  • Cedar Lake
  • Pine Lake
  • Raptor Ridge

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