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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 -
Raptor Ridge

A short, steep, winding climb through wetlands and craggy rock outcrops will bring you to a fabulous view atop Raptor Ridge. From the North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead, hike 3.4 miles up Hemlock Trail to where the 0.4 mile Raptor Ridge Trail begins. From the Pine & Cedar Lakes Trailhead on Old Samish Road, hike 1.7 miles up the Pine & Cedar Trail until you reach the Hemlock Trail intersection. Hike down the Hemlock Trail for 0.6 miles to where the Raptor Ridge Trail Begins


Moderate to Strenuous
3.8 miles one way

Trail System Map pdf

Chuckanut Mt. Trail
View from Chuckanut Mountain TrailView From Chuckanut Mountain TrailChuckanut Mountain TrailRaptor RidgeChuckanut Mountain Trail
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 Trail head

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 Trail head
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.