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An iconic Chuckanut Loop, giving you a taste of North Side Larrabee State Park.


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Map Key

9.0

Miles

14.5

KM

Loop

1,600' 488 m

High

93' 28 m

Low

1,816' 554 m

Up

1,816' 554 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views

Overview

This is an excellent route for hiking or running because it covers an array of different trail styles, from smooth doubletrack climbs, flowy singletrack with a few roots to keep you on your toes, and a technical descent littered with slab-like rocks on and off the trail. Use caution when these rocks are wet because they can be quite treacherous. Watch out for the glistening moss.

Need to Know

There is a singular porta-potty in the trailhead parking lot. Generally, overflowing, you should bring your own TP and sanitation device of your choosing.

Description

Starting from North Chuckanut Trail, work your way up the Interurban Trail and keep left to stay on the trail to Arroyo Park, then continue onto Lost Lake Trail. Soon you'll turn onto Hemlock Trail and enjoy the huffing and puffing that this climb will bring to your lungs and the sting you'll feel in your legs. At the top of Hemlock Trail, follow the signs for Raptor Ridge and enjoy an excellent viewpoint on a ledge before making your way down the other side. Turn onto Madrone Crest Trail for a brief out and back to a bonus view, then start heading down to Salal Trail where you'll be treated with a technical downhill. Be mindful of uphill hikers/runners and mountain bikers as this is a multi-use trail. Finally, you'll end the loop the same way you came in, on a small section of Lost Lake Trail back to the parking lot.

This loop can be done in either direction for just as much fun and a totally different experience. Also, feel free to check out the other trails in the area to add on or create a different route of your own!

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Justin Daniels

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Raptor Ridge Lookout.
Aug 30, 2016 near Bellingham, WA

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