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Larrabee State Park - Chuckanut Ridge Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area
48.7008, -122.4893 Map & Directions
8.9 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2,154 feet
Highest Point
1,801 feet
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Beautiful Mount Baker from Chuckanut Ridge Trail. Photo by bentley-edelman. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Ridges/passes

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Traverse across beautiful Chuckanut Mountain in Larrabee State Park. Enjoy views of Puget Sound, as well as Mount Baker along this high trail. Continue reading

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Hiking Larrabee State Park - Chuckanut Ridge Trail

The Chuckanut Ridge Trail follows a ridge in the center of Larrabee State Park, that connects the trails on the front of Chuckanut Mountain with the trails and lakes on the back.

From the North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead, hike 1.2 miles up Hemlock Trail to the North Lost Lake intersection. Then hike 1 mile up North Lost Lake Trail to where the 3 mile long Chuckanut Ridge Trail begins. With great views of Baker in the east and the lower British Columbia mountains to the north, hikers are hard pressed to be bored on this hike.

Hike all the way to Cyrus Gates overlook -- about 5 miles -- and either end on Cleator Road or continue to a viewpoint at the end of the road.

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Larrabee State Park - Chuckanut Ridge Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.7008, -122.4893 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Driving north on I-5, take exit 250 and follow Old Fairhaven Parkway/SR 11W 1.3 miles to 12th Street. Turn left onto 12th Street and follow Chuckanut Drive/SR11 south 1.5 miles to trailhead parking area on the left.

You may also access this trail by traveling Highway 11, turn on Highline Road, (also signed for Cleator Road). Follow this rough dirt road approximately three miles to its end. Park at the overlook and walk back down the road approximately 1/10th of a mile to the split rail fence on your right. This is another access point, where you may follow the Chuckanut Ridge trail north.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

Washington State Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Chuckanut Recreation Area map (Square One Maps)

USGS Bellingham South

Blanchard Forest and Chuckanut Mtn Trail Systems DNR PDF Map:

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