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Chain Lakes Loop

This attraction should be listed under Glacier, WA not Bellingham, WA, Bellingham, WA
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Stunning alpine hike

Wow--you really can't get better close up and far away vistas than this almost anywhere in the... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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Most Beautiful hike

My husband and I visited from Minnesota in August 2016. The full 6-7 mile hike was challenging for... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
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This attraction should be listed under Glacier, WA not Bellingham, WA, Bellingham, WA
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wow--you really can't get better close up and far away vistas than this almost anywhere in the world. Travel down from the Heather Meadows visitor center in an alpine wonderland of lakelets and heather and blueberries to two larger lakelets. Then up over the pass...More

1  Thank wide-world-traveler
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband and I visited from Minnesota in August 2016. The full 6-7 mile hike was challenging for us but so worth it. We brought hiking poles and plenty of water. The was snow that was melting along some parts of the hike, but it...More

3  Thank LizzyT33
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Take a drive, but stop often to enjoy the views. The mountains are fantastic. Granted, they are not as tall as Mt Rainier, but they are very impressive for sure. The fall foliage was a nice plus for us, but my guess is that any...More

Thank William O
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was a complete surprise for me. I headed out for a hike on Mount Baker to get some fresh air and clear my head. This trail was like a blaze of color with amazing views,

Thank thisguysthelimt
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Hiked this trail yesterday (oct 2nd). Beautiful fall colors (yellow, orange, red...) everywhere. Great views of Baker and Shukasan. I recommand on parking at Austin Pass (next parking after overflow parking of wild good trail), taking the wild goose trail and joining Artist Point and...More

1  Thank swimm3r31
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We only hiked part of the Chain Lakes Loop, starting at the Bagley Lakes Loop trailhead. We had to cross a bridge or small dam to get to the Chain Lakes Loop on the other side of the Lower Bagley Lake. The Chain Lakes Loop...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Love this hike many lakes, wildflowers, incredible peaks, relatively easy. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

Thank mango93
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Even in August this was a beautiful drive and well worth the 2 hours to get to there. Highly recommend.

Thank jaeatloz
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

You take the beautiful but slow Highway 542 to Heather Meadows Visitor Center and from there another 3 miles to Artist Point parking area. Then there are many hikes with extreme beauty and vistas! Definitely worth the drive. Take water and food as there are...More

3  Thank RJourn
Reviewed 27 May 2016

A nice drive but unfortunately and surprisingly we saw no wildlife at all. It was a good road even tough a short part was not paved But in really good condition with no dust

Thank susiebluqueensland
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TFritsma
Hi there. I'm traveling up that way at the end of September. Wondering if it's advisable for a single woman to hike the trail alone? I'm in good shape, can easily hike 6-7 miles on some mild to moderately challenging terrain. I'd love to do the Chain Lakes Loop, but wasn't sure about the wisdom of walking it alone (both in terms of people and wildlife). Advice/thoughts?
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
Hello! Is the loop completely closed outside of November-June, or are parts still open? I will be coming out in two weeks and I would LOVE to hike this trail if it's possible!
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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