Blanchard Hill

Difficulty Distance Elevation Gain
 Strenuous 4.0 Miles Round-trip 1,000


Blanchard Hill Lookout


From I-5, take State Route 11 (Chuckanut Drive) north. About 1/2 miles before the 180-degree turn and 2 miles after crossing the bridge of Colony Harrison Creek, the trailhead is on the right. Parking is available on the shoulder.


A popular section of the Pacific Northwest Trail, this area receives a lot of trail work. After 1.75 miles is a junction. Going right for 1.5 miles leads to the Bat Caves and Oyster Dome. At the junction, go left for 1/4 miles of level hiking to reach the lookout. The lookout is a take-off spot for hang-gliders.

At sunset, the views to the west to the San Juan Islands and south the Skagit Flats and Olympic Mountains are spectacular.

Nearby Hikes