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Bellingham WA City Park Hiking Trails


South Bay Trail
  • The South Bay Trail is an urban delight where lots is happening along the waterfront in Bellingham. You can catch this trail in the Fairhaven District and take a walk along this beautiful trail. The trail surfaces varies from crushed stone to paved and offers views of Bellingham Bay, bustling with activity. At Taylor Doc Trestle and Plaza you'll find fishing, picnicking, restrooms, parking, drinking fountains, and a great view.
Nooksack Falls
Big Rock Garden
  • Nestled in a grove of evergreens above Lake Whatcom sits a unique city park showcasing original sculptures in a 2.5 acre garden. Meandering paths wander through the peaceful landscape of Big Rock Garden Park, where nature and art complement each other.
Interurban Trail
  • The Interurban Trail links the Fairhaven section of Bellingham with Larrabee State Park to the south. The mixed-surface trail follows an old railway corridor on a mostly level grade, except for one steep section through Arroyo Park. The route is primarily shaded although you do get views of the water and the San Juan Islands. From the north, begin your journey at Fairhaven Park near Donovan and 10th. (If you head west from this point, you can take the Larrabee Trail to Bellingham Marine Park.) Heading south, however, on the Interurban, you'll wind your way through suburban back yards and city parks as well as around Chuckanut Mountain. The trail gets closer to the bay near Teddy Bear Cove, paralleling SR 11 all the way to Larrabee State Park.
Lake Padden Park
  • This is a sizable lakeside green space of 900 acres that offers several miles of walking and biking trails, sport courts and fields, boat access and fishing.The main trail wraps all the way around the lake, and is full of breathtaking views of the surrounding forest and mountain ranges.
Whatcom Falls Park
  • Whatcom Falls Park is a 241-acre park in Bellingham, Washington, USA. The falls are on Whatcom Creek, which leads from Lake Whatcom to Bellingham Bay. The park has four sets of waterfalls and several miles of well maintained walking trails.
​​Sehome Hill Arboretum
  • Enjoy 6 miles of paved, gravel and dirt trails, and bring a camera -- views of Bellingham and beyond reward hikers who venture to the observation tower.
Cornwall Park
  • Wooded park with many recreational amenities. Excellent for viewing a wide variety of trees and Squalicum Creek. Display rose garden during summer. Take I-5 exit 256 and drive 1/2 mile south on Meridian St.
Fairhaven Park
  • Adjacent to Padden Creek, this park features many recreational amenities. The loop trail connects with the Interurban Trail. Located 1/2 mile south of the Fairhaven District, on Chuckanut Drive.
Squalicum Harbor / Zuanich Point Park
  • Paved trail runs from Hotel Bellwether around the harbor to Zuanich Point Park. Beautiful views of the bay and boats. Restaurants. Parking.
Railroad Trail
  • A gentle grade trail through neighborhoods. Connects Memorial Park with Bloedel Donovan Park. Views of the bay from the bridge. Look for marsh birds There are several access points or begin at one of the parks.