Skagit Audubon

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Events under 'Audubon Hiking'
Sunday, March 26, 2023

As usual, weather, logging, construction or other unexpected conditions might cause changes or cancellations in the following hikes. If you have questions or want information on any of the hikes, call JOAN MELCHER, 360-424-0407, or e-mail  All the hikes are on a Wednesday. Dogs are discouraged on Audubon-sponsored hikes. If dogs are on a hike, they must be on a leash at all times.  

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Hike-Whistle & Toot

MARCH 29 WHISTLE & TOOT HIKE.  Hopefully someone from Anacortes will lead us on a hike in the Anacortes Forest Lands. 6.8 miles, 1600 ft el.gain. .Moderate   A  3.41 mile self-guided option around Whistle Lake only is also available. Meet at 9 a.m. in the Whistle Lake Parking Lot-instructions below. You may leave when you return to the trailhead.

Driving instructions to Whistle Lake Parking Lot:

1. From Hwy 20 driving west to Anacortes, go all the way to Commercial Avenue and turn left (south) at the. round-about. Continue south, uphill, to Fidalgo Ave.

2. At Fidalgo Ave. turn left (east). Continue east for 3 1/2 blocks to St. Mary's Drive.

3. At St. Mary's Drive turn left (north). Continue for 1 block to Hillcrest Dr.

4. Turn right (east) onto Hillcrest Drive. Continue east to Whistle Lake Road.

5. Turn right (south) onto Whistle Lake Road. Continue south until Whistle Lake sign.

6. Follow signs to parking lot.

Wed. Mar 29, 2023 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hike-Pine & Cedar Lakes & Raptor Ridge or Lake Padden


  • Pine & Cedar/Raptor RidgeHike to two very pleasant lakes in the Chuckanut Mountain area.   Up to 9.4 miles one way with shuttle cars. 1900 ft. total el. gain. The 1.7 mile uphill route from the Pine/Cedar Trailhead is steep. The 5.4 mile down-hill route via the new Raptor Ridge Trail down to the Lost Lake Trail and then on down to the North Chuckanut parking lot is less steep and will lead to Arroyo Park, the Interurban Trail, and finally the North Chuckanut parking lot.. difficult
  • Lake PaddenA number of hike options available from 3.6 to 6.7 or more miles.   Low to moderate elevation gain depending on trails taken.   Easy to moderate
  • FOR BOTH HIKES MEET AT 9:00 AMat the North Chuckanut parking lot located off Chuckanut Drive just north of California Street at about milepost 18.5. Return times and shuttles will be determined then.
  • NOTE TO HIKERSBefore the hike the hike organizer will e-mail you the maps of the trail system around Lake Padden and the Pine/Cedar Lake routes. If you wish to pool rides and drive directly to a Llake Paden parking area, you may begin the hike. You do not have to come to the North Chuckanut lot at 9:00 am and wait for us to pool rides there.   The hike organizer will get the Pine and Cedar/Raptor Ridge hikers' shuttle set up at the Sign In.
Wed. Apr 5, 2023 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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