CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Oyster Dome

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph). Lovely hike on the western slope of Blanchard Mountain, just south of Bellingham, with excellent views of the Olympics, San Juan Islands, and Samish Bay. We will start from the Chuckanut Drive trailhead.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Because this hike is popular, with challenging parking, we will get a relatively early start.  Either meet at Ash Way Park and Ride in Lynnwood at 6:45am for carpooling, or meet at the trailhead on Chuckanut Drive (NOT Samish Overlook) ready to hike at 8am. More information to come in the "Hello Hiker" email to registered participants. 

No pass required.  No facilites available at trailhead. May be muddy.  Poles recommended. Looking forward to sharing this beautiful hike with you!


Oyster Dome

  • USGS Bellingham South

    USGS Bow

    Trails of the Chuckanut Mountains

    Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Map
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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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