Pine and Cedar Lakes Trail

Happy Valley, Washington

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Explore two little lakes high on Chuckanut Mountain. Despite the trailhead being just minutes from downtown Bellingham, you won’t be rubbing packs with scores of hikers here. The initial steepness of this trail helps mitigate the crowds, sending the huddled masses instead to nearby Fragrance Lake. Pine and Cedar make wonderful destinations in their own right. But save some energy to push farther—to a hovering ledge with satisfying views of Mount Baker and the San Juan Islands.
Day Hiking: North Cascades

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Day Hiking: North Cascades

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Explore two little lakes high on Chuckanut Mountain. Despite the trailhead being just minutes from downtown Bellingham, you won’t be rubbing packs with scores of hikers here. The initial steepness of this trail helps mitigate the crowds, sending the huddled masses instead to nearby Fragrance Lake.

Pine and Cedar make wonderful destinations in their own right. But save some energy to push farther—to a hovering ledge with satisfying views of Mount Baker and the San Juan Islands.

©  Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Happy Valley
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 10 feet
Top Elevation: 1,600 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Whatcom County Parks
Local Maps: USGS Bellingham South
Driving Directions: Directions to Pine and Cedar Lakes Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/6/2009
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2/28/2009
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Great Easy Hike and worth the trip


5/23/2008
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I would not call this an easy trail! The first section is straight uphill, no switchbacks. However, it is worth the effort, you are rewarded with beautiful alpine lakes and great views. Be sure to wear bug repellent though!



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Apr 2018