CHS 2 Hike - Fragrance & Lost Lakes Loop

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Fragrance & Lost Lakes Loop

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)-- we'll be hiking to Fragrance and Lost Lakes on Chuckanut mountain, and we'll sneak in some great views of the Salish Sea and Mt. Baker if the weather cooperates!

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

We'll meet at the Ash Way Park & Ride (6327 Ash Way, Lynnwood WA, NB I-5 Exit 183) at 7am. At the P&R we'll carpool as needed and drive about 70 miles to the Lost Lake parking lot (48.647913361505, -122.48661834297909), off Chuckanut drive. 

Total distance will be a bit over 13 miles and we expect about 2500 feet of elevation gain (and loss); the elevation gain is consistent throughout the hike with a lot of ups and downs, making for a challenging day and a solid leg workout! Expected time on trail should be a bit over six hours. We'll stop for lunch near the beautiful Lost Lake.


Fragrance & Lost 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)

The bugs may be out already this year, so in addition to sunscreen & the ten essentials, be sure to bring your favorite version of bug protection!

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