CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Chuckanut Ridge

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-2.5 mph). Traverse across beautiful Chuckanut Mountain in Larrabee State Park. Enjoy views of Puget Sound, as well as Mount Baker along this high trail.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,154 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 mph

Meet at 8:45am at the North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead:,-122.4940247,16z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x5485a1ec981e9ad9:0xf6e9a672052849fc!8m2!3d48.7007643!4d-122.4892557!16s%2Fg%2F11g_3kxh8?entry=ttu

Carpool option:  Meet at 7:30am at the Ash Way Park and Ride just off I-5 in Lynnwood.  It is about a 70 mile drive from there to the trailhead.

From the North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead, we will hike 1.2 miles up the Hemlock Trail to the North Lost Lake intersection. Then hike 1 mile up North Lost Lake Trail to where the 3 mile long Chuckanut Ridge Trail begins. If the weather is clear, we will have great views of Baker in the east and the lower British Columbia mountains to the north.  We will hike to our turn-around point at the Cyrus Gates Overlook, where we will take our longer snack/lunch break with views out over Puget Sound to Lummi Island and the San Juan Islands.

After-hike meal option:  We'll look for an option in the Fairhaven area.  Details will be in the Hello Hiker email.


Chuckanut Ridge & Mountain

  • USGS Bellingham South

    USGS Bow

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map
  • 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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