If you're an avid mountain biker and you're not familiar with the trails on Chuckanut, then you're in for a real treat. Chuckanut is the only shuttleable trail system in Bellingham, but man, is it a doozie! With nearly 1800' of elevation loss between the Cyrus Gates Overlook and Chuckanut Drive, there is plenty of challenging, scenic trail in between to keep you jazzed about riding there. Check out the options below for how to ride.

Ways to Ride! 


The shuttle runs at scheduled times 2 days a week. If you are an individual or a small group this is a good way to ride cheaply. Shuttles at Chuckanut are scheduled in groups of 3, meaning there are 3 trips (scheduled fairly close together) that go from the bottom to top of Chuckanut ridge. We call this a 3-Pack. If you look at the calendar below, you'll see start times for each 3-Pack in green. With this in mind you can either buy a:



This will give you 3 consecutive hours of shuttling for a total of 3 shuttle runs to the top from the bottom of the mountain. 3-Pack Passes are reserved, so if you choose to ride this way, you are guaranteed a seat at that time. Cost is $33 for a 3-Pack Pass. Scroll down to the calendar at the bottom of the page and choose your start time for a 3-Pack Pass. Note: Customers have approximately 30 minutes to get from the top of Double Diamond Trail (Cyrus Gates Overlook) to the bottom of Double Down (Lost Lake Parking Lot). This should be a reasonable amount of time for an intermediate level rider to make it down without stopping with time to spare. 





With the punch card you get a total of 8 shuttle rides that you can use any time the shuttle is running. Saturdays the van will be doing pick ups in the Lost Lake/Clayton Beach parking lot at 9am, 9:55am, 10:45am, 1pm, 1:55pm, 2:45pm. Sundays the van will be in the lot at 1pm, 1:55pm and 2:45pm until May 1st (See below for Summer Schedule. Once you've purchased your card, just show up in the lot and catch your ride! If weather looks threatening check Shuttle Additions and Cancelations below to confirm that the shuttle is running. 

NOTE: Buying a Punchcard is NOT a reservation. A certain number of seats are left available for Punchcard riders and these seats are first come, first serve. Shuttles times are added as needed to meet demand though, so if for some reason can’t get on the shuttle that you show up for, you will be on the following one. If it’s important that you ride at a particular time, consider purchasing a 3-Pack Pass which does reserve your seat Punchcards are. good until the end of October when the regular shuttle schedule ends.



Can’t fit into your trip into our scheduled times for the shuttle or you have a big group? No problem. Consider doing a ‘Shuttle By Request’. Assuming we’re not otherwise occupied, we’ll be happy to do a private shuttle for you and your friends. Cost is $160 for up to 4 people and $30/person after that for up to 3 hours (3 shuttles). We will run shuttles most anytime you would like with enough notice - even after the usual operating season has ended! Note: We can’t do refunds for Shuttles By Request, but we can reschedule if necessary with at least 48 hours notice.

Call or use the Contact Tab above for more info or to make a reservation.

Shuttle Pick-Up Times

Expect the van in the Lost Lake/Clayton Beach Lot at the times below unless weather or an event prohibits it. If you have a 3-Pack Pass reserved, you will be notified of any issues via email or phone. Punch Card riders should check should check "Shuttle Additions and Cancellations" below to confirm shuttles are running. 



  • Evening - 6pm, 6:55pm, 7:45pm


  • Morning - 9am, 9:55am, 10:45am

  • Afternoon - 1pm, 1:55pm, 2:45pm

March 31 to APril 30 &



  • Morning - 9am, 9:55am, 10:45am

  • Afternoon - 1pm, 1:55pm, 2:45pm


  • Afternoon - 1pm, 1:55pm, 2:45pm



Shuttle Additions & Cancellations

Chuckanut Chainless is this Saturday, October 20th. There won’t be any scheduled shuttle service for this day. We added a 9am shuttle on Sunday to help with additional demand.

A computer glitch downed our booking system for the last 2 days. The issue has been resolved and we’re now open for shuttle bookings again! Come on out! It’s time to shred!

Shuttles do get added to our schedule when demand is high. We also have to cancel times periodically due to high winds or special events. Check here the day before and day of your shuttle. Note: Max capacity for the van is 10 riders and 10 bikes not including the driver. I reserve at least 2 seats for Punchcard Riders for all shuttles. So, if 8 are reserved the day before, you know there will be no fewer than 2 seats available the day of for Punchcard riders.

Saturday , October 19 - Chuckanut Chainless Race Day! Shuttles will be run for the Chuckanut Shuttles Race Only. An additional 9am time slot has been added to Sunday to help casual riders get their laps. Interested in doing the race? Click here to register!

Sunday, October 20 - No riders booked yet for 1pm. We had some technical difficulty with our booking system, but the calendar is now up and running! An additional 9am shuttle has been added to accommodate Punchcard and 3-Pack Pass riders.

  • Last updated on Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Have you signed the waiver yet? If not, print it, sign it and bring it to your first shuttle or tour.




3-PACK PASS Calendar