Mountaineers CHS 1 hike. Clockwise loop in the Chuckanut Recreation Area following the Lily Lizard Trail and Max’s Shortcut Trail. This hike goes up through lovely, shady forest to a junction with the Pacific Northwest Trail. You can go left and then right a short distance to reach Lily Lake.
Participants include Rachel Herbert (leader), Nicole Hansen, Reisha Mathews, Stacey Isaacs, Patrice Carroll, Lisa Bollero, Jennifer Law, Bryn Bohanon, Laura Winger, Kay Topp, and Lloyd Fleck.
- Washington Trails Association, Lily Lake and Lizard Lake
The Lizard Lake trail is a continuation past Lily Lake to another lake called Lizard Lake. The trail is fairly level at this point and skirts a hill through lovely, shady forest. As an alternate route, there is an obscure trail northward from Lily Lake to Lizard Lake. The total round trip, including the Lily Lake Trail and the Lizard Lake Trail, is 8.2 miles.
Going north on I-5, take exit 240 and turn left onto Lake Samish Road. After 0.5 miles, turn left onto Barrel Springs Road. Turn right on unpaved road B-1000, which is not signed as such but for Blanchard Hill Trail. Continue on this road past a lower trailhead with toilets. You will come to a junction to Road B-2000 to Samish Overlook to the left. Stay right and go north a short distance to a parking lot for the Upper Lily Lake trailhead.
Trailhead GPS coordinates (48.6170,-122.3857)
Discover Pass required.
7.78 miles, 1447 ft. gain, 4 hrs 09 min.