CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Lily & Lizard Lakes

Enjoy a trip to two unique lakes in Blanchard Forest. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft

Meet at the Blanchard mountain Trail Upper Parking lot at 8:30 a.m

Carpools encouraged. 

Parking pass needed: Discover Pass 

Parking lot is up a forest road. There is a junction that could lead you the wrong way so be sure to pay attention to the signs. Be sure to go to the upper parking lot and not the lower and Do NOT take the road to the Samish Overlook! 

A pleasant walk through the woods with a stop at Lizard Lake. 

Bring the 10 essentials. 

Mileage and elevation are estimates. 


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

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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