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Address: This attraction should be listed under Glacier, WA not Bellingham, WA, Bellingham, WA
Activities: Hiking

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An eight-hour loop hike

Be in good shape, and prepared for spectacular views! This is a hike, not a climb, but the trail requires heavy hiking boots, not sport shoes, because there is a lot of rough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Be in good shape, and prepared for spectacular views! This is a hike, not a climb, but the trail requires heavy hiking boots, not sport shoes, because there is a lot of rough rock. If you experience vertigo, this may not be for you. The trail crosses a very steep talus slope, vast in scope. It drops below the trail... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A 4 to five hour loop with fascinating alpine views of snow covered mountains and pristine lakes. The entire loop does require some steep up hill hiking, however it is worth the efforts. Having hiked in many places around the world, this is definitively one of my favorite ones. You will not regret it. If you are not into too... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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 camera ready

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Lynden, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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 will find the views to be stunning with the various lakes, peaks, valleys, wildlife, etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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 be glad you live in a place where so many people enjoy the outdoors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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 photos. This hike is well worth your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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, especially at Bagley Lake, Herman Pass (with views of Mount Shuksan, Mount Baker and the... More 

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Kula, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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 just off the visitors center for a great little hike!

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Newtown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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 and finished at Heather Meadows. We were fortunate to get a ride back up to... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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.

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Address: This attraction should be listed under Glacier, WA not Bellingham, WA, Bellingham, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham

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