Stimpson Nature Preserve

EASY 29 reviews

Stimpson Nature Preserve is a 3 mile loop trail located near Bellingham, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible from May until December.

3.0 miles 398 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wildlife

no dogs

Beaver pond, wildlife including cougars This trail opened in October of 2003. It is well maintained through a dense forest. The start of the trail passes a large beaver pond. Cougars have been sighted in the area so pay attention. Water crossings have new wooden bridges. The name "Nature Reserve" is well deserved. This land was donated by the Stimpson family.

1 month ago

nice little hike with my workmate.

2 months ago

Great trail when it's super hot out.

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous trail. Walked the pond loop and the normal loop. The scenery is an amazing forest view. The trail is a little narrow at times, but very well maintained.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Lovely Sunday afternoon hike. Restrooms. Easy parking access to trailhead.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is beautiful! Mossy, marshy rain forest with some elevation to keep your heart pumping. We liked the unexpected views and its well kept consistency.

trail running
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great easy trail. I am not in shape and I found this trail to provide enough challenge that I felt that it was worth it, but I never felt like it was very difficult. There is a little elevation gain, but nothing too strenuous. It would be great for trail running. The sign at the trailhead says there are are no dogs allowed.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

We did this with a scout group of 11 kids & it was perfect. Not over crowded or too strenuous.

hiking
7 months ago

birding
8 months ago

Great trail short and sweet

9 months ago

This is a nice trail! Not strenuous at all. No dogs welcome so be aware!

hiking
11 months ago

Cool trail! I was hoping to be attacked by the Owls like the last guy claimed, but that did not happen. This trail is easy to navigate and a fun hour hike.

11 months ago

a great little day hike...not too hard and plenty to look at

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Very nice easy Sunday hike

trail running
1 year ago

I love this trail, however I was attacked by two owls on it last night.

They chased me for 5~10 minutes over about a half mile.

At first I ducked punch at their feet. Then I picked up a stick and was able to duck, run and fend them off.

They were big and silent when in flight. it was pretty scary. got my heart rate up anyway.

at the end they let up and I was able to get one of the last dive bombs on video (kind of, tough to hold a camera while swinging a stick left handed while dropping in to a squatting position).

http://i.imgur.com/Wek7roZ.gif

1 year ago