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
Map
  • USGS Bellingham South
  • Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains
  • Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Pine & Cedar Lakes

Day Hiking Trip
Kick off the Wednesday hikes for 2022-2023! Hike with us over Cedar overlook to the
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jun 1, 2022
No Prerequisites
4 participants
Registration closes May 30
Bellingham Branch

Day Hike - Raptor Ridge

Day Hiking Trip
Take and evening hike with us to Raptor Ridge, following a circuitous route from the
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jun 15, 2022
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Jun 1
Bellingham Branch

June Hikes: 3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain - Raptor Ridge

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
This is a fun hike in the Chuckanut Mountains - the lakes are unremarkable so
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Jun 19, 2022
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration closes Jun 14
Foothills Branch

Day Hike - Pine & Cedar Lakes

Day Hiking Trip
Hike with us to Pine and Cedar Lakes. There are a few possible destinations. Specifics
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jun 22, 2022
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Jun 8
Bellingham Branch

Day Hike - Pine & Cedar Lakes

Day Hiking Trip
Join us on an evening hike to Pine and Cedar Lakes. There are a few
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jun 29, 2022
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes Jun 27
Bellingham Branch

Day Hike - Pine & Cedar Lakes

Day Hiking Trip
Join us for an evening hike on the Pine and Cedar Lakes trail! There are
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jul 6, 2022
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Jun 22
Bellingham Branch

Day Hike - Pine & Cedar Lakes

Day Hiking Trip
Join us for an evening hike on the Pine and Cedar Lakes trail! There are
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jul 13, 2022
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Jun 29
Bellingham Branch

Day Hike - Pine & Cedar Lakes

Day Hiking Trip
Join us for an evening hike on the Pine and Cedar Lakes trail! There are
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jul 20, 2022
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Jul 6
Bellingham Branch

Day Hike - Pine & Cedar Lakes

Day Hiking Trip
Join us for an evening hike on the Pine and Cedar Lakes trail! There are
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jul 27, 2022
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Jul 13
Bellingham Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Cedar Lake
  • Pine Lake
  • Raptor Ridge
Resources

There are no resources for this route/place. Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.