Pine and Cedar Lakes Trail

MODERATE 89 reviews
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Pine and Cedar Lakes Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellingham, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

beach

forest

lake

views

Take exit 250 on I-5 (Bellingham, WA) and head south on SR #11 aka Old Fairhaven Parkway. Take a left at the first light (ARCO station on corner) onto 30th. Drive .9 mi. to the end of 30th. At the 3-way intersection take a left onto Old Samish Road and drivr 1.3 mi. to Whatcom Co. Park sign on the right. Trail begins in the SW corner of lot.

10 days ago

Took the mtn bikes up here to raptor ridge on a beautiful Feb Saturday. A fair amount of hike a bike the first 1.7 miles as pretty steep and another patch towards the viewpoint up a rock staircase. Otherwise very ridable and a great thigh and lung burner. Probably better as hike or trail run.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice hike in gorgeous January warm weather....lakes were awesome in the morning dew with sun shining through.

25 days ago

Great hike and camping

29 days ago

This is a great little trail if you're looking for something closer to Bellingham. The first mile and a half is pretty steep but don't give up! Once you make it up the incline it's a pretty straight shot to the lakes. The camping is nice but no fires are allowed.

4 months ago

lung buster for a good workout.

6 months ago

Quiet and pretty for a weekday jaunt!

7 months ago

steep for the first mile or so but the views are so rewarding! salamanders in the summer time & beautiful loops around the lakes. have added to my favourites list ♡

7 months ago

Way too steep and difficult for the view at the end.

7 months ago

very scenic. the first mile and a half or so is a thigh burner

7 months ago

The first 2miles are INTENSE... but it's worth it. It's beautiful and you feel very accomplished afterwards!

camping
7 months ago

lovely hike! lots of adventuring to do at the lakes.

hiking
7 months ago

I've done this hike in the snow and in the summer. I prefer this hike in the summer personally. It is a great thigh burner with mostly uphill at the beginning, which also means downhill on the way back. The trail is well maintained.

10 months ago

I usually take Max's short cut to Lilly lake and then the trail to the Butte, then over to Lizard lake and I take loop back on the Lizard and Lilly trail. It's around 9 miles takes around 3.5 hours with a few stopes at the view points. They have added more signs and done some repairs to the trails.

10 months ago

Nice views of lakes with some awesome campsites around lakes. Good signage to different views. Raptor ridge is a good outlook. Rough first 1.5 miles up but pretty level after.

11 months ago

Amazing hike, I wish I was bright enough to read a few more reviews as it was basically straight up and straight down. I've been on a lot of hikes, but this one is definitely the one to take your buddy on that thinks he can out hike you. I made it to Cedar Lake but it was getting dark so I had to head back. I'll definitely come up another time and check out the other lake as well.

11 months ago

Did this hike yesterday, and had extremely muddy areas because of all the rain we had last week. The hike was fun and challenging in some areas.

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

This is a great hike very steep was even difficult for me as I am new to hiking! I didn't make it to the end but plan on completing it this week! Great work out though

Saturday, January 14, 2017

beautiful lake views!

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great hike! Trail is well maintained. Up hill in and down hill out. The beauty of the lake is well worth the effort.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The lookout points are amazing. I took my 5 year old no problem.

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