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Lookout Loop Trail

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2.1 Miles 3.4 Kilometers


76%

Runnable

577' 176 m

Ascent

-570' -174 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

1,061' 323 m

High

561' 171 m

Low

Shared By Eric Ashley

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An enjoyable loop that mixes old road and sections of singletrack.

Eric Ashley

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Open sunrise to sunset.

Description

The loop begins across from the Lower Lookout Trail. Head west to quickly reach a "Y" on the wide gravel and stone-embedded path. The option to the right has more of a singletrack flavor and includes the steepest part of the loop. To the left, a less steep but steady doubletrack rises away.

Continuing to the right (as mapped) runners will pass over a well-built bridge that can be slick in the fall and winter. On the other side, the generously wide singletrack meanders uphill through an open forest of mostly deciduous trees. Occasional drainage work is easily navigated and keeps the mud and puddles at bay.

Look for a towering moss-covered tree on the left just after the rolling climb peaks and begins a gradual descent. This tranquil setting is followed by a tree-lined corridor that works down to a fern-covered slope. Here the trail juts upwards for a punchy climb that will require careful footwork if the ground is covered in wet leaves. The climbing continues with short sections of level ground interspersed. The trees on this shaded slope are more sparsely spaced as runners work through the switchbacks. The cadence of switchback and climb, switchback and climb continues for sometime. It's not over-taxing, but it will get your heart rate up.

Eventually, the trail levels off at a small clearing where the bottom of the Lake Whatcom View Trail is reached. The path noticeably widens as it completes a small climb before starting a steady doubletrack descent back to the "Y." This section is less entertaining, but there are still a number of views along the way. There are also some more aggressive drainage ditches employed here and parts can be quite slick when covered in wet leaves.

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