The 140-acre Pine Lake unit is several miles south of Bellingham on Chuckanut Mountain. A steep 2.5-mile trail leads to these two lowland mountain lakes, situated above 1,200 feet. The property is mostly wooded, with open water and wetlands at the lakes. WDFW stocks the lakes with 500-1,000 coastal cutthroat trout fry per lake every spring. The trail to the lakes is popular, and is hiked year round for fishing as well as for the views at the top. Rustic camping is allowed at both lakes, but no campfires are permitted. Horseback riding and bicycles are not allowed due to the wetland conditions at both lakes. The Whatcom County Parks Department maintains the parking area and toilet facility at the trailhead and the trail to the lakes. This trail connects with other hiking and mountain bike trails as part of the county’s Chuckanut Mountain trail system.
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions I-5 exit 250 (Fairhaven Pkwy), W to 30th St. L (S) on 30th to Old Samish Rd. SE on Old Samish appx 1.5 miles. Parking for Pine/Cedar Lakes Trail on R.
Parking/Restroom Information Parking lot and restroom facility
2 mi hiking trail. Lakes stocked with Rainbow and Cuthroat trout annually. Primitive camping available, but no fires.
Cooperatively managed with Whatcom County. Dogs on leash year round. No horses on trail.
Maps for all hunting areas are posted at the HQ parking lot, and unit maps are up at Marine Drive, Slater Road, and Intalco parking lots.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov