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! 

SCHEDULED SERVICE

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:

                                                                                                         

3-PACK PASS

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. 

 

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PUNCH CARD

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.

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SHUTTLE BY REQUEST

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. 

MAY 1 TO AUGUST 31

Wednesdays

  • Evening - 6pm, 6:55pm, 7:45pm

Saturdays

  • Morning - 9am, 10:55am, 10:45am

  • Afternoon - 1pm, 1:55pm, 2:45pm

March 31 to APril 30 &

SEPT 1 TO OCTOBER

Saturdays

  • Morning - 9am, 10:55am, 10:45am

  • Afternoon - 1pm, 1:55pm, 2:45pm

Sundays

  • Afternoon - 1pm, 1:55pm, 2:45pm

 

 

Shuttle Additions & Cancellations

Punch Card Riders check here before you ride!

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.

Saturday, June 22 - Looks sunny for the weekend. Come on out. 9am shuttles have 4 riders booked and 6 seats available. 1pm shuttles have 1 rider booked and 9 seats available. There’s fresh dirt on the hill too. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, June 26 - Forecast calls for sun. Nothing but beautiful summer nights.. No seats booked. All seats are currently available.

  • Last updated on Friday, June 21


 

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

 

CLICK HERE

 


3-PACK PASS Calendar