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Where to start Chuckanut Drive?

Where to start Chuckanut Drive?

Hugging the shoreline just south of Bellingham, Chuckanut Drive is Washington State’s original scenic byway. Shown on maps as WA State Highway 11, the route begins at I-5 exit 231 in Burlington and continues 20 miles north to Bellingham.

How many miles is Chuckanut Drive?

34.25 km
Washington 11/Length

When was Chuckanut Drive built?

1964
Washington 11/Constructed

What does chuckanut mean?

Chuckanut is a Native term which in English means “long beach far from a narrow entrance.” To Build A Road. Chuckanut Drive had its beginnings in the mid-1890s as a rough logging road, but it was not the first road through the area.

How do you get to Clayton Beach?

It’s about 8 miles from downtown Bellingham. Hiking route: From the parking lot, you’ll need to cross Chuckanut Drive and walk down a half-mile trail to the beach. Total trip: A little more than 1 mile. Getting there will take you 15 to 20 minutes.

How many miles would you have to drive if you went from Seattle to Bellingham?

There are 79.45 miles from Seattle to Bellingham in north direction and 90 miles (144.84 kilometers) by car, following the I-5 N route. Seattle and Bellingham are 1 hour 34 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop .

Where does the name chuckanut come from?

The name ‘Chuckanut’ is derived from a native word for “Long beach far from a narrow entrance” Prominent natural features include Pleasant Bay located south of Chuckanut Bay, Mud Bay to the north and Chuckanut Island (aka Dot Island) and Chuckanut Rocks to the west.

How tall is Chuckanut Mountain?

Highest Point: 1900 ft.

Do you need a Discover Pass for Clayton Beach?

Some fun rocks to climb around on down by the beach. Bathroom at the trailhead. Discovery pass required for parking. It was a great trail kid friendly and leads to Clayton beach.

What is halfway between Bellingham and Seattle?

The best city between Bellingham, WA and Seattle, WA to meet is North Marysville, Washington which is about 8 miles from the exact midpoint. The town that marks the exact halfway point is actually Silvana, Washington. The closest zip code to the midpoint is 98271.