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Chain Lakes Loop

This attraction should be listed under Glacier, WA not Bellingham, WA, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #19 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Kula, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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246 reviews 246 reviews
65 attraction reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Skagit valley, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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 Mt Shuksan and Mt Baker that you will share with other hikers. Don't go looking... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 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 Pass. This is the more difficult of the directions. There is a significant uphill climb... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I believe the entire loop is about 6 or7 miles. Parts of the trail are very steep and exposed. parts can be hard to find depending on the season. Take plenty of water if doing in Summer. A marvelous trek over a lot of different kinds of terrain. Exhillerating & exhausting except for the well experienced.

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