CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Chain Lakes

Hike to picturesque Lake Ann and the Chain Lakes in the scenic Mount Baker area. This CHS 2 hike stitches together two moderate hikes that offer huge payoffs for the effort: Lake Ann and the Chain Lakes loop. CHS hike led at a brisk CHS 2 pace (2.5 mph)

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Meet at Ash Way Park and Ride (16327 Ash Way, Lynnwood, WA 98087) at 6am or at Lake Ann trailhead at 8:30am ready to hike at 8:45am.

First, we will  park at the Lake Ann trailhead and hike the Lake Ann trail - an out-and-back hike to beautiful Lake Ann. Then, we will drive about 5 minutes to Artist Point and hike the Chain Lake Loop - a trail with a huge payoff for the moderate effort. 

Please note that there will be a service dog in training on this hike.


Bagley & Chain Lakes

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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