New Rock Trail in Larrabee State Park will be dedicated April 26


BELLINGHAM - Celebrate the new 1.2-mile Rock Trail in Larrabee State Park during a ceremony Saturday, April 26.

The event begins at 10 a.m. in the parking lot for the Cyrus Gates Overlook. People can hike the new trail after the dedication.

The hiker-only trail features a 50-million-year-old sandstone rock formation, streams, cliffs, a log bridge and views of Mount Baker and the Twin Sisters. It also boasts a 100-foot staircase that drops into a steep ravine.

The Rock Trail creates a shorter hike down to Lost Lake.

Parking will be at the Lost Lake lot, which is a 1/2-mile south of the main entrance to Larrabee State Park off Chuckanut Drive.

A Discover Pass is required.

Free van shuttles will take participants from the parking lot to the dedication site.

Volunteers from Chuckanut Conservancy, Washington Trails Association, and Mount Baker Club spent thousands of hours building the trail.

Bellingham REI also contributed a $4,000 grant.

Learn about the trail's geology by going to Bellingham geologist Dave Tucker's blog at

Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or .

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