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A meandering climbing trail through towering cathedral trees in Larrabee State Park that takes you up to a lake.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

76%

Runnable

1,052' 321 m

High

207' 63 m

Low

871' 266 m

Up

36' 11 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

41%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

Parking at the Fragrance Lake trailhead is very small and requires a Discover pass.

Runner Notes

An iconic trail and it's a part of the well-known Chuckanut 50k trail race. This is an excellent climb or descent.

Description

From the trailhead on the Interurban Trail, climb the switchbacks to the first intersection. Take a left for a short trail to a viewpoint. Head right to continue the main trail. After more climbing and switchbacks, you'll encounter the top gate. Continue straight ahead for a short way to the lake. Note that this is an extremely popular trail and you'll likely encounter lots of groups hiking/running on this trail during the weekends. If you are looking to avoid the crowds your best bet would be to go early in the morning or sometime during the middle of the week.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tad Davis with improvements by Jennifer Youngman

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 13 votes

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Trail Rankings

#418

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#9,060

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Winding section towards the top of Fragrance Lake Trail.
Apr 14, 2015 near Bellingham, WA
Climbing the early switchbacks of the Fragrance Lake Trail.
Apr 14, 2015 near Bellingham, WA
On the hunt in the 2014 Chuckanut 50k
Apr 28, 2015 near Bellingham, WA
Near the intersection with Fragrance Lake Road.
Jan 20, 2020 near Bellingham, WA
Smooth waters at Fragrance Lake.
Mar 11, 2020 near Bellingham, WA
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Jan 20, 2020
Emily Goodin
Dry/damp. Just a few very short sections of mud. 5.1mi
May 22, 2018
Patricia McLaren
Very hilly 2mi
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