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. Click or tap here for general information


Click on any of the above groups to see its schedule

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Come hiking with the Trailblazers!

Half-Fast Group Schedile
  • We are back to normal operations for fully vaccinated hikers.
  • 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.
January
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
1/518:15Alger Alp via Squires Lake61500modAl$1 ↳
1/1218:15Burnout via Fragrance Lake8.52300modAl$1 ↳
1/1918:15Raptor Ridge from North Chuckanut82000modAl$1 ↳
1/2618:15Hoypus Hill / Ala Spit9.51100easyAl$5 ↳
February
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
2/218:15Lily & Lizard Lakes / North Butte81900mod$2 ↳
2/918:15Burnout from Two Dollar TH81600modAl$1 ↳
2/1618:15Chanterelle Trail102300mod$1 ↳
2/2318:15Bowman Bay Area8modAl$5 ↳
March
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
3/218:15Pine Lake from North Chuckanut102300mod$1 ↳
3/918:15Olsen Creek from Y Road7.52000mod$1 ↳
3/1618:15Chuckanut Ridge from North Chuckanut10.52800hard$1 ↳
3/2318:15Mud Lake92800mod/hard$1 ↳
3/3018:15Mount Erie & Sugarloaf from Heart Lake82000modAl$5 ↳
The little red arrow ↳ next to most hikes is a link to a Google map to the trailhead - Use it with caution.
Relaxed Group Schedule
  • We are back to normal operations for fully vaccinated hikers.
  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time to finalize destinations and arrange carpools.
January
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
1/528:30Sugarloaf from Heart Lake6.5modOwen$5 ↳
1/1228:30Alger Alp via Squires Lake61500modKaren$1 ↳
1/1928:30Hovander Park from Marine Drive7100easyJoe$1 ↳
1/2628:30Lake Padden Highlands & Padden Gorge7900modOwen$1 ↳
February
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
2/228:30John Tursi Trail6700modJoe$5 ↳
2/928:30Little Mountain81500modJoe$4 ↳
2/1628:30Madrone Crest from North Chuckanut71700modBeth$1 ↳
2/2328:30Little Cranberry Lake from Heart Lake5200easyJoe$5 ↳
March
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
3/228:30Mud Lake92800mod/hard$1 ↳
3/928:30Chanterelle Trail102300modKaren$1 ↳
3/1628:30Lily & Lizard Lakes / North Butte81900modJoe$2 ↳
3/2328:30Pine & Cedar Lakes62000modJoe$1 ↳
3/3028:30South Lookout Mountain82200hard$2 ↳
** There is a shorter version of this hike; the hikers might split into two groups.
The little red arrow ↳ next to most hikes is a link to a Google map to the trailhead - Use it with caution.
Happy Wanderers Schedule
  • We are back to normal operations for fully vaccinated hikers.
  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time to finalize destinations and arrange carpools.
January
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
1/338:30Bellingham Urban Hike (replaces Aldergrove Park)6?100?easyBarb ↳
1/1038:30Washington Park7easyJoe$5
1/1738:30100 Acre Wood from Marine Park6400modBarb$1 ↳
1/2438:30Aldergrove Park BC (Bring ID!)6100easyBarb$2 ↳
1/3138:30Chanterelle Overlook5900modJoe$1 ↳
February
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
2/738:30Maple Falls (Bay to Baker Trail)5500modJoe$3
2/1438:30Heart Lake5200easyJoe$5 ↳
2/2138:3024th St to Padden Upper Loop6800modBarb$1
2/2838:30Samish Crest Trail6300easyBarb$1 ↳
March
Date Time Destination Miles Gain Terrain Leader Gas 🚘
3/738:30Oyster Dome from Samish Overlook61300modBarb$2 ↳
3/1438:30Bowman Bay Area5600easyJoe$5 ↳
3/2138:30Teddy Bear Cove from Fairhaven Park5400easyJoe$1 ↳
3/2838:30Little Cranberry from Avenue A6300easyJoe$5
The little red arrow ↳ next to most hikes is a link to a Google map to the trailhead - Use it with caution.