Bellingham Senior Trailblazers

A Whatcom County Hiking Club

The Senior Trailblazers are hikers from the Bellingham Senior Activity Center who hike each week to get exercise, experience the beautiful local scenery and socialize. The hikes are mostly in the lowlands during the colder months and into the regions near Mt. Baker in the summer.

We are easing back into more normal operations for fully vaccinated hikers but things are still a bit helter-skelter. The BSAC opens at 9:00am; until further notice, groups will gather in the small BSAC parking lot off New Street. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time to finalize destinations and arrange carpools.
Now that more hikers are avoiding carpooling and meeting their group at the trailhead, we've added a new feature: a link to a Google map of the trailhead for each hike. It appears as a little arrow ↳ next to the hike.
Use it with caution since Google Maps can be a bit unpredictable and sometimes conditions can require last minute changes.

Click on any of the above groups to see its schedule

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Come hiking with the Trailblazers!

Half-Fast Group Schedule

June
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
6/218:00Lake Padden Hills / PICNIC!!61100easyAl$1 ↳
6/918:00Raptor Ridge from North Chuckanut82200modAl$1 ↳
6/1618:00Mount Erie & Sugarloaf from Heart Lake72000modAl$7 ↳
6/2318:00Excelsior Pass from MBHighway72600mod/hardAl$7 ↳
6/3018:00Church Mountain Meadows72600mod$6 ↳
July
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
7/718:00Goat Mountain Overlook72700hard$8 ↳
7/1418:00Welcome Pass / East High Divide (?)63000hard$7 ↳
7/2118:00Hannegan Pass / Peak103000hard$8 ↳
7/2818:00Chain Lakes / Herman Saddle72000mod$9 ↳
August
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
8/418:00Yellow Aster Butte82700mod$8 ↳
8/1118:00Canyon Ridge / Boundary Way82000mod$8 ↳
8/1818:00Scott Paul82400mod$10 ↳
8/2518:00Lake Ann92200hard$9 ↳
September
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
9/118:00Church Mountain Lookout93800hard$6 ↳
9/818:00Excelsior / High Divide from Damfino82000mod$8 ↳
9/1518:00Cougar Divide71600mod/hard$9 ↳
9/2218:00Ptarmigan Ridge81900mod/hard$9 ↳
9/2918:00High Divide12 4500hard$7 ↳

Relaxed Group Schedule

June
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
6/228:00Lake Padden Hills / PICNIC!!61100easyJoe$1 ↳
6/928:00Little Cranberry Lake from Heart Lake5200easyJoe$6 ↳
6/1628:00Raptor Ridge from North Chuckanut82200modJoe$1 ↳
6/2328:00Mud Lake92500mod/hardJoe$1 ↳
6/3028:00Gates Overlook via Fragrance Lake and Ridge Trail92400mod/hardJoe$1 ↳
July
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
7/728:00Pine & Cedar from North Chuckanut9.42400modJoe$1 ↳
7/1428:00Lily & Lizard Lakes / North Butte8.41900modJoe$3 ↳
7/2128:00Church Mountain Meadows72600modOwen$6 ↳
7/2828:00Sauk Mountain41200modJoe$10 ↳
August
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
8/428:00Boundary Way (Cowap Peak)61400modJoe$8 ↳
8/1128:00Hannegan Pass82100modJoe$8 ↳
8/1828:00Chain Lakes / Herman Saddle from Artist Pt51300modJoe$9 ↳
8/2528:00Watson Lakes61500modOwen$11 ↳
September
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
9/128:00Excelsior Peak via Damfino71400modJoe $8 ↳
9/828:00Lake Ann92200hardOwen$9 ↳
9/1528:00Park Butte82000modOwen$10 ↳
9/2228:00Yellow Aster Butte72200modOwen$8 ↳
9/2928:00Ptarmigan Ridge81900modJoe$9 ↳

Happy Wanderers Schedule

June
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
6/738:30Northern State Recreation Area6100easyBarb$4 ↳
6/1438:30Ebey's Landing7250modBarb$9 ↳
6/2138:30Maple Falls (Bay to Baker Trail)5500easyJoe$4
6/2838:30South Hill from Fairhaven park6800modBarb$1 ↳
July
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
7/538:30Chanterelle Overlook5900modJoe$2 ↳
7/1238:30Woodstock Farm from Fairhaven Park6100easyBarb$1 ↳
7/1938:30Agate Bay Preserve - Potluck5400modKris$1 ↳
7/2638:30Fragrance Lake via Two Dollar Trail5600modJoe$1 ↳
August
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
8/238:30Little Cranberry from Avenue A6800modJoe$6
8/938:30Hoypus Hill / Ala Spit6700easyJoe$7 ↳
8/1638:30Squalicum Beach from Cornwall Park - Picnic5200easyBarb$1 ↳
8/2338:30Bagley Lakes / Huntoon Point5500modJoe$9 ↳
8/3038:30Alger Alp51000modJoe$2 ↳
September
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
9/638:30Goose Rock51000modJoe$7 ↳
9/1338:30Lake Padden to Arboretum and Downtown (return by bus)6.5600modBarb$1 ↳
9/2038:30Samish Overlook from Upper Trailhead6800modBarb$3 ↳
9/2738:30Sehome Hill via Connelly Creek6600modBarb$1 ↳