North of Seattle and south of South Bellingham, the Chuckanut Mountains are home to epic cross-country mountain bike trails. The Chuckanut Ridge Trail is a local favorite ridgeline run starting in Larrabee State Park and running 5.2 miles north with amazing views of Puget Sound. This trail is accessed by either cranking up North Lost Lake Trail or Cleator Road.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead for Chuckanut Ridge Trail from US5, use Exit #250. Head west on Old Fairhaven Parkway (SR11) for 1.3 miles to 12th Street. Turn left heading south on Chuckanut Drive (SR11) for 1.5 miles to the trailhead parking area for North Chuckanut Mountain on the left (east) side of the road.
Note: Cleator Road is closed during October 2011. It may also be closed at other times, so if you are planning to shuttle up, you may want to check with Larrabee State Park first to confirm that the road is not gated at the lower end.
Overall, Chuckanut Ridge Trail is the 13th most popular mountain bike trail of all 59 mountain biking rides in Washington.