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Chain Lakes Loop

This attraction should be listed under Glacier, WA not Bellingham, WA, Bellingham, WA
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Great place to ride with friends

Met up with several other Canadians for a day trip on motorcycles. had planned to ride the loop and... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
silverarrow007
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Vancouver
Beautiful views, but crowded and rocky trails make it a challenge

There are multiple ways to get there, but we parked at Artist Point. Others prefer to part at the... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2015
Mr_Parsnips
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Lynden, Washington
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This attraction should be listed under Glacier, WA not Bellingham, WA, Bellingham, WA
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Met up with several other Canadians for a day trip on motorcycles. had planned to ride the loop and end up in Blaine for 4th july celebrations. the day was perfect as was the ride and visit at the lakes .. highly recommended but bring...More

Thank silverarrow007
Reviewed 26 March 2015

There are multiple ways to get there, but we parked at Artist Point. Others prefer to part at the Picture Lake lot. The time of year you choose to hike here is very important, because you want the snow to be gone! That said, you...More

2  Thank Mr_Parsnips
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Wow, that really sums up the chain lakes hike. The only challenge is getting to it as the season is short. If possible go on a weekday as this stunning hike is a fan favorite. Don't expect the trail to be yours, just smile and...More

2  Thank TeamTK12
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Wow, a truly gorgeous hike. Yes, there is elevation change (up and down and up and down!) and you do need to be in good physical condition. Hiking poles are very handy for this hike. Bring your camera because you are going to take MANY...More

2  Thank Gohikingnow
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Park at the first large parking lot on your right after Picture Lake - not busy at all compared to Artist Point parking. Start at the Bagley Lakes trailhead on the left side of the parking lot. The views are breathtaking all the way through,...More

4  Thank snorkelingJim
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Too much snow to do the hike we wanted even in July, but for a couple from Maui, it is quite a treat to be up there with all that snow, and beautiful blue skies. Head down slope to the reflective and beautiful lower lakes...More

Thank KulaGrower
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We loved this hike. The entire 6.5 mile loop has great views every step of the way. Very little of the hike was in the trees. Iceberg and Hayes Lakes were very picturesque and different. Mountains galore in every direction. We started at Artist Point...More

3  Thank relayer
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a very good day hike near the Mt. Baker Ski area. It is open from late July through October and has only moderate elevation gain. Lovely mountain views throughout the trip.

4  Thank uncle_albert5
Reviewed 4 November 2012

It's one of the prettiest hikes by Mount Baker and loops are always attractive. We usually try and find a way to get the car moved to the other parking lot after the hike, or switch keys with somebody on the trail. Amazing views of...More

3  Thank ouzelchick
Reviewed 25 September 2012

The trail can be done as a loop (using the Wild Goose trail to connect from start to finish), generally starting from either Artists point or Austin Pass. I travelled counterclockwise by parking at Artists point and using Wild Goose trail to start at Austin...More

4  Thank Off_to_see_the_w0rld
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TFritsma
16 September 2015|
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Response from silverarrow007 | Reviewed this property |
I can only suggest like anywhere, best to be with a pal when going hiking for several reasons ... one being safety in numbers ! common sense is best !
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Rachel E
4 March 2015|
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Response from Edison L |
It's still closed because of the snow condition. Usually it will open between June and September.
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