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Chuckanut Ridge Trail

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A trail which follows Chuckanut Ridge with technical footing over steep climbs and large boulders.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Point to Point

1,769' 539 m

High

1,132' 345 m

Low

191' 58 m

Up

826' 252 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

This is a popular trail with mountain bikers who will be descending at speed. Be alert as you hike.

Description

The trail starts very tame but quickly becomes rugged with roots, rocks, and slick boulders. There are many short drops and climbs which may require some sitting and sliding down and some scrambling up. The drop to your left is tame but the drop to your right can be dangerous in spots, though it isn't very exposed for the most part.

Towards the end of the trail, you'll see Dan's Traverse on your left. Soon after you'll come to an opening on some boulders with a great view of Mt. Baker on a clear day. A short distance and the trail will drop significantly before turning tame again and connecting to the Lost Lake Trail.

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Tad Davis

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  4.5 from 2 votes

#7003

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#329

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#7,003

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A view east off of the Chuckanut Ridge Trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Bellingham, WA
Navigating the most technical part during the Chuckanut 50k.
Apr 14, 2015 near Bellingham, WA

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Mar 8, 2020
Duke B
Apr 25, 2018
Meghan Armstrong
Feb 19, 2018
Roger Robertson
Sep 21, 2017
Michael El-Jiz
With Pierre and gizmo - went back through main trail loop with extra cuts 15mi