CHS 1 Hike - Oyster Dome

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Oyster Dome

Oyster Dome plus Lily & Lizard Lakes! CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

Please arrange carpools from where you live to our meeting location at the Cook Road Park & Ride across the street from Starbucks on the I-5 exit 232. We plan to depart from here at 8:30. Come early if you want to run to the Starbucks to use the restroom, buy food or drinks. We will condense our vehicle numbers to as few as we need and travel about 30 minutes to the north to the trailhead off of Barrel Springs Road, Alger.



We will travel to Lizard and Lily Lakes in route to Oyster Dome from the east side of the Blanchard Mountain Recreation Area. Most people know of the Chuckanut trailhead which is very crowded with limited parking on the highway. There is a primitive restroom near our trailhead. A Discover Pass is needed.

A snack should be adequate for on the trail. We will be stopping after the hike for a social lunch.



Oyster Dome

  • USGS Bellingham South

    USGS Bow

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map
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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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