April Hikes:  2.5  - 5 miles, 250 - 1,000 feet gain

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

April Hikes: 2.5 - 5 miles, 250 - 1,000 feet gain - Chanterelle Trail

The Chanterelle Trail at Lake Whatcom Park is 2.4 miles with 1000 feet of elevation gain on long switchbacks. The views make it worth the effort, ending with views of of Lake Whatcom, the Cascade foothills, Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands.This hike counts toward your monthly required GoHike course hike for April.

  • Easy, Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.8
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2 mph

Meet at the trailhead and be ready to go at 8:00am. This is a busy trail head with several trail options departing from here. A vault toilet is available. No permits are needed.

We recommend trying to carpool if possible.

It is our expectation that we will travel as a group, staying together loosely. This time of the year the trail could be a little muddy. Poles and boots or hiking shoes are recommended.


Lake Whatcom Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Your leader will send out a Hello Hiker email prior to the hike with details on the hike and recommended and required equipment.

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