CHS 2 Hike - Lake Ann (Mount Shuksan)

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Lake Ann (Mount Shuksan)

In the 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.

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  • Strenuous/Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • 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 ready to hike at 8:45am.

For the hike, we will  park at the Lake Ann trailhead and hike the Lake Ann trail. 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. The Chain Lake Loop is about 7.5 miles with about 1700' gain. 

Route/Place

Lake Ann (Mount Shuksan)


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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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