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Y Road Trail to Stewart Mountain is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellingham, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 898 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Running Forest Views Wildlife
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Half of the loop is well maintained logging road while the other half is rutted horse trails.This trail can get pretty steep, but the view of the top is spectacular.

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Zach Wilkinson
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Tracey Ho
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Muddy at points with light snow

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Pamela Hall
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Getch P
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Lise Waugh
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Walking

Saw some big cat prints along the way- looked to be tracking a deer. We come here regularly. Today we took the road up, trail down. Liking to mix it up

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Jas Krueger
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Hiking

Y Road trail is always a fun trail n the spring and fall. The dirt is packed down and it’s wonderfully challenging footwork. A nice deep steady pace through the trees with lots of foliage. I enjoy this hike and do it frequently. Enjoy!

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Tracey Ho
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Perfect weather. Well maintained trails.

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Sharon Ensslen
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Kacey Ward
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This is not moderate- the gravel road goes straight up and hurts the knees coming down. Also beware going at night: saw a black bear cross the trail about 7:40pm

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Natasha Donovan
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Hiking

Beautiful alternative to the pandemic crowds at Chanterelle!

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Marcus Williams
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HikingGreat!

Just got to my car. Definitely felt like a challenge for my family. We are new to hiking. Don’t think we’re ready for anything more. When we went there were no bees, no bear skat at all but lots and lots of horse manure and dog poop

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Kim Ingham
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We were taking the gravel road up to the lookout and about 1.75 miles up the bees were so bad and very aggressive! We tried dodging them for a while but it’s the worst I’ve ever seen Bees behave on a trail. We decided since my friends dog is allergic we should turn back. On the way back we checked out the lower road and cooled off at the pretty creek. We only seen one pile of bear scat. The flies and aggressive Bees were intense but hoping someday soon to try again to get up to the lookout from this side of mountain. Ps. I was wearing bug repellent bracelets. Only seen 6 other people and 3 of them were on bikes.

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Lise Waugh
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Walking

We took the road this time, enjoyed the company of horses. Berries are ready and bears are enjoying them.

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Clay Hemlock
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one of my favorite hikes nearby as you rarely see anyone... to the view point there are two options... follow the gravel trail to the view point, or take the first left through a wooded trail. I ran it last week, and the last part was very over grown. The other option is following the gravel trail up the hill until you have the option of going straight/right off the gravel road. This will take you way up the Mountain.

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Jas Krueger
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I’ve hiked this trail several times and really like it. Due to summer, the ground is very dry and the surface terrain is rough. There are lots of mosquitoes, bees, and flies! This trail has no signage and is not maintained just as a heads up. There are two options to the lookout. You can take the logging road all the way up and back which has a gravel surface. I always choose the trail that veers off to the left from the logging road that’s at the beginning of this trail. It’s very scenic and challenging and beautiful amongst the trees. The upper portion is overgrown and I had to do a lot of bushwhacking. My favorite season to hike this trail is in the spring. Enjoy!

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David Matthews
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BugsMuddy

Perfect hike on a perfect day. Lots of berries, thimble, red huckleberries, wild raspberries, and salmon berries. Muddy in places and evidence of horse traffic though we didn't see horses. A few people on there trail but not crowded. Good workout going up and the views at the top were the payoff. There Swainsons Thrush Chorus at the viewpoint and a kettle of buzzards were an added bonus!

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Nathan Carnes
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Trail is muddy and overgrown and not marked with lots of pointless forks. Lots of horse crap and flies. Long stretches along logging road. Viewpoint is panoramic but badly overgrown so there’s not a great view.

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Lise Waugh
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WalkingMuddy

We took the road over Olsen Creek today. Found bear scat right away. Quite muddy in places- but a lovely variation from the YRd parking lot trail head.

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Lise Waugh
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WalkingBugsMuddy

Our first time here. Fantastic loop. First half up, second half down. Muddy going up. Gravel road going down. We only saw one other person, even tho the parking lot was full upon return. Many options to detour. This is definitely place to return.

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katlyn cummings
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keep hearing weird growling noises and also saw a large black animal in a bush ... not sure what it is but stay on the trail!!

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Jas Krueger
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I really enjoy this trail as it lots of curves and bends and fun challenges for footwork over roots, rocks and more. This is a high moderate level hike. For the best fun, follow the loggers road for a short bit then veer onto the trail on your left. If you only walk the loggers road, you’ll miss all of this fun challenging hike! The beautiful Bellingham skyline awaits you! Enjoy!

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Vernon Hustead
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Jessica Smith
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Hiking

Beautiful at the top and a lovely work out on the way.

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Avenier Alter
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There is a lot of horse poop on the trail.

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Jas Krueger
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Fun challenging trail giving a good workout. Today, random muddy areas made it fun and challenging to get through and over the squishy parts. I would suggest wearing hiking shoes vs runners. The lugs on my hiking shoes were great keeping me steady and able to jump and step without slipping around. The lookout is great! Enjoy!

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