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. Since the BSAC opens at 8:00am, hikes with a departure time of 8AM or earlier 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

October
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
10/617:30Cougar Divide71600mod/hardTom$7 ↳
10/1317:30Lake Ann92200hardRobert$8 ↳
10/201Cancelled due to Unhealthy air quality
10/2718:00Madrone Crest from North Chuckanut8 1700modAl$1 ↳
November
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
11/318:00Lily & Lizard Lakes / North Butte81900modAl$2 ↳
11/1018:00Burnout Loop from Lost Lake TH92200mod$1 ↳
11/1718:00Ridge-Rock Loop92100modAl$1 ↳
11/2418:00Happy Thanksgiving!
December
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
12/118:00Oyster Dome from Chuckanut Drive92400mod$2 ↳
12/818:00Pine & Cedar Lakes / Raptor Ridge82200mod$1 ↳
12/1518:00Hertz Trail - Party7100easyAl$1 ↳
12/2219:00Lookout Mountain Preserve92000mod$1 ↳
12/2919:00Goose Rock71500modAl$6 ↳

Relaxed Group Schedule

October
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
10/628:00Hannegan Pass82100modJoe$7 ↳
10/1328:00Chain Lakes / Herman Saddle from Artist Pt61300modJoe$8 ↳
10/2028:00Cancelled due to Unhealthy air quality$1
10/2728:00Maple Grove8800easyJoe$8 ↳
November
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
11/328:30Little Mountain61200modJoe$4 ↳
11/1028:30Lily & Lizard Lakes81500modBarb$2 ↳
11/1728:30Raptor Ridge from North Chuckanut82200modOwen$1 ↳
11/2428:30Happy Thanksgiving!
December
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
12/128:30Two Dollar to Burnout **81600modRebecca $1 ↳
12/828:30Oyster Dome from Samish Overlook **61300modJoe$2 ↳
12/1528:30TBA - PartyJoe $1
12/2228:30Pine & Cedar Lakes62000modOwen$1 ↳
12/2928:30Chanterelle Trail **102300modJoe$1 ↳
** There is a shorter version of this hike; the hikers might split into two groups

Happy Wanderers Schedule

October
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
10/438:30Lake Ann Trail to Swift Creek5800mod/hardJoe$8 ↳
10/1138:30Iceberg Lake from Artist Point4800modJoe$8 ↳
10/1838:30Heart Lake / Lake Erie Overlook6200easyJoe$5 ↳
10/2538:30Fragrance Lake51000modJoe$1 ↳
November
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
11/138:30Hovander Farm Area60easyBarb$2 ↳
11/838:30Oyster Dome from Samish Overlook61200modJoe$2 ↳
11/1538:30Lake Padden to Arboretum and Downtown (return by bus)6.5600modBarb$1 ↳
11/2238:30Chuckanut Falls from Fairhaven Park6700modBarb$1 ↳
11/2938:30Madrone Crest from North Chuckanut71400modJoe$1 ↳
December
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
12/638:30John Tursi Trail6700modJoe$5 ↳
12/1338:30Lookout Mountain Preserve - Short Route51000modJoe$1 ↳
12/2038:30Stimpson Reserve6200easyJoe$1 ↳
12/2738:30Samish Crest to Lake Padden6800modTerry$1 ↳