Year-round hiking is a hallmark of the Bellingham region, with easy proximity to the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and the Chuckanut Mountains, as well as miles of opportunities within Whatcom County. Designated a “Trail Town USA,” by the American Hiking Society and the National Park Service, Bellingham offers an extensive system of hiking and biking trails through city parks and greenways, where both water and mountain views are plentiful. Mountain bikers can enjoy the world class destination, Galbraith Mountain, which is riding distance from downtown Bellingham! If you prefer to drive to the mountain, you can park at the Galbraith Lane Parking Lot or at Whatcom Falls Park. Need some bike maintenance while visiting? Local bike shops, The Kona Bike Shop and Evil Bikes have everything you need to get on the trail!
Below is a list of trail names and descriptions, resources, and insider blogs to inspire you. For a comprehensive guidebook, try “Hiking Whatcom County” by Ken Wilcox.
The Bellingham Visitors Information Center at 904 Potter Street is open 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm offering maps and directions to help you get into the great outdoors.
(List of Popular Hikes & Trails)