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


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10.6

Miles

17.1

KM

83%

Runnable

1,891' 576 m

High

88' 27 m

Low

2,213' 675 m

Up

2,212' 674 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

50%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Views

Overview

This is a great loop for a fairly "easy" run 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.

Runner Notes

Great loop for a fairly "easy" true trail run up on Chuckanut.

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 steep 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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Shared By:

Tad Davis

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 12 votes

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Photos

Navigating the most technical part during the Chuckanut 50k.
Apr 14, 2015 near Bellingham, WA
A view east off of the Chuckanut Ridge Trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Bellingham, WA
Building trails - a prerequisite to enjoying trails!
Apr 23, 2015 near Bellingham, WA
Steep slopes and sandstone boulders sit covered in ferns and moss on the Rock Trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Bellingham, WA
A series of steep steps usher visitors onto a tough, but magical, trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Bellingham, WA
A late fall hike along the Rock Trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Bellingham, WA
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