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Michael McFarlane

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Headquarters
3373 Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 733-2900

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation

View of the Bay

Chuckanut Mountain Park -
Madrone Crest Trail

This trail will give you a wonderful view of Mt. Baker. From the North Cuckanut Mountain Trailhead, hike 2.3 miles up Hemlock and turn off on Salal Trail. Walk 0.3 miles up Salal Trail to reach the 0.8 mile long Madrone Crest Trail. It can also be reached via the North Lost Lake Trail.


3.4 miles one way

Trail System Mappdf

View from Chuckanut Mountain TrailView From Chuckanut Mountain TrailChuckanut Mountain TrailRaptor RidgeChuckanut Mountain Trail
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For more information you can contact our Parks & Recreation Main Office from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday at:
Lead Ranger:  
Phone: 360.384.3444
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead

Take I-5 Exit 250 and follow Old Fairhaven Parkway / SR 11 west 1.3 miles to 12th Street. Turn Left and follow Chuckanut Drive / SR11 south 1.5 miles to trailhead parking area on the left.
Pine & Cedar Lakes Trailhead
Take I-5 Exit 250 and follow Old Fairhaven Parkway / SR 11 west 0.1 miles to 30th Street. Turn left on 30th Street for 0.9 miles to Old Samish Road. Turn left on Old Samish road for 1.3 miles to trailhead parking area on the right.