CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Lily & Lizard Lakes

This hike is via PNW Trail CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.75-2.25 mph)

  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

Oyster Dome Trailhead, 9AM.

Explore the Pacific NW National Scenic Trail at its first junction with Puget Sound doing a moderate (10+ mile) loop hike (2300 feet gain) beginning on Samish Bay.  Pass near the (off-trail) summit of Chuckanut Mountain and visit two lakes.

Possible additional visit to Oyster Dome with majestic views of the Sound depending upon group choice.  There is no late snow in the area of this hike.  Best map is  "Chuckanut Recreation Area" (, normally available at Metsker Maps and REI.

Meet at 9AM at trailhead or carpool.


Lily & Lizard Lakes

  • USGS Bow

    USGS Bellingham South

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map

    see Land Manager
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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