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Alger Alp (South Route)

Puget Sound and Islands


Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area
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4.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 1350 ft.


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Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNNST) segment that runs from Alger through Squire Lake Park has a divergence to the top of "Alger Alp". There are two routes to it: From the North through Squires Lake Park or South from Alger-Cain Lake Road.

The south route uses old logging roads (Keep to road '1000' to reach the summit. The hike starts in the valley and then climbs along a ridge line until it swings around the alp and reaches the Summit. On a few occasions you may encounter hang-gliders taking off from the top.

It's a nice hike because you can see the Olympics, the islands, Skagit Valley, Lake Whatcom and Mount Baker as you go up the Alp.


Alger Alp (South Route)

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.6200, -122.3400 Open map in new window


Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

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Getting There

Travel on I-5 until the Alger Exit (midway between Bellingham and Mt. Vernon). Turn East through downtown Alger. About 600' pass the old 99 Highway you will see the trail head. Parking is just ahead on both sides of the shoulder before a bridge.


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