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Chuckanut Lost Lake Loop

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Length


8.1 Miles 13.0 Kilometers


1,182' 360 m

Ascent

-1,182' -360 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

1,581' 482 m

High

1,053' 321 m

Low

Shared By Tad Davis

Conditions


Minor Issues 14 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud, Icy - Road to parking lot was closed due to snow, was still able to hike up and make it around the loop just fine, beautiful hike. History

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A loop around Chuckanut and Lost Lake avoiding the big climbs and most of the technical trails.

Tad Davis

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Features Birding · Lake · Views

Overview

This is a great loop for a fairly "easy" hike up on Chuckanut that avoids the big climbs and most technical sections though you still get a little bit of everything on this loop.

Need to Know

Requires Discovery Pass. Only space for 3-4 cars at the start. Another option is to start a mile up the road at the Fragrance Road Trailhead where there is parking for 4-5 cars.

Description

Start with a 1 mile climb up Dan's Traverse to the Chuckanut Ridge Trail. Turn left onto the ridge. You'll soon come to a great view of Mt. Baker on a clear day. Next you'll drop through a technical section for a short distance before looping around to an intersection with the North Lost Lake Trail. Take a right and continue on this wide, rolling trail. You'll see various trails to your left if you'd like to add distance but those all involve climbs or more technical sections. Stay right and take a right at the next split in the trail.

You'll now start a long climb skirting Lost Lake which is down to your left. Pass the Rock Trail trailhead on your right and continue climbing. At the top of the climb, head right onto South Lost Lake Trail for a long sweeping downhill. When you come to Fragrance Lake Road, head right and continue straight ahead up another 0.75 mile climb which will take you to Cleator Road. Head left down Cleator Road for a mile back to the start.

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Mar 9, 2019
Cameron Rahman
May 26, 2018
Javier Flores
May 5, 2018
John Carey
16mi
Apr 27, 2018
Meghan Armstrong
First solo hike!
Aug 12, 2017
Kevin Frodsham
16.6mi
Jul 27, 2017
Elaine Richards
Apr 30, 2017
Emily S
From Lost Lake parking lot up Dan's Traverse, to Upper Ridge Trail, then North Lost Lake back south. Not too many people on the trail, half bicyclists 12.3mi
Jan 28, 2017
Oak Steele
What a wonderful loop! Quiet on a beautiful winter morning. Road was closed at the base of two dollar trail so we parked and walked a mile up the r... 9.6mi

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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#149

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