September Hikes: 4 to 8 miles, 750 to 2,000 feet gain

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

September Hikes: 4 to 8 miles, 750 to 2,000 feet gain - Lily & Lizard Lakes

This loop is made up of several well signed trails on Blanchard Mountain in the Chuckanuts. The trail offers varied forests, including old growth, moss and house-sized boulders. Our route passes by two lakes and if the weather cooperates amazing views of Mount Baker and the Salish Sea.

  • Moderate, Bikepacking MTB I, Bikepacking MTB II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,530 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,120 ft
  • Pace: 1.75-2.0 mph

Meet at Upper Blanchard Trailhead at 8 am. Arrive early so that you can visit the newly constructed restrooms at this trailhead, gear up, and be ready for our pre-trip trail meeting to start at 8.

Carpooling will be encouraged. Details will be sent in the Hello hiker email. Each vehicle will need to have a Discover Pass.


Lily & Lizard Lakes

  • USGS Bow

    USGS Bellingham South

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map

    see Land Manager
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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