CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Oyster Dome-Samish Overlook Loop

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0mph

8:15 AM  

From Seattle area, take Exit 231 off of I-5 north of Mount Vernon and drive 10 miles north on Chuckanut Drive (SR-11) to the Oyster Dome Trailhead (200 ft).  Parking will be along the west side of the road, bayside, and is limited.  Discovery Pass required.  

Loop trail with several options to extend the hiking experience.   Enjoy post-hike gourmet outdoor feasts in the Fairhaven District of the Vikings.

Follow COVID-19 Protocols


Oyster Dome

  • 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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