CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Lily & Lizard Lakes

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph). Loop hike to a couple of lakes in the lovely Chuckanuts near Bellingham. We will make a side trip to Oyster Dome for a view of the Sound and islands.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,750 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,150 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph
  • Meeting time and place: 7:00 at Ash Way Park & Ride in Lynnwood (map link). Carpools depart at 7:15 for the trailhead.

  • Parking: no pass needed for Park & Ride.  Discover Pass needed for parking at trailhead.

  • Required equipment: 10 essentials

  • Weather: NWS forecast here.

WTA hike description here.

GPX File here.

Trails may be wet and muddy, and we will cross a few small creeks.  Water-proof footwear and trekking poles are recommended.

Facilities are available at the lower parking lot but not the upper parking lot.

I am looking forward to sharing this delightful loop hike with you.  More details about this hike will be provided in the “Hello Hiker” email.


Lily & Lizard Lakes

  • USGS Bow

    USGS Bellingham South

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map

    see Land Manager
  • 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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