walking
1 month ago

Beautiful day

Always a great hike because it’s easily accessible and scenic. On a hot day the forest canopy offers abundant shade, making for cool hiking.

Good hike, but concerned for the safety of my car. Saw remnants of broken windshield glass in the parking lot.. too bad we have to worry about creeps

Enjoyable walk around Lake Padden, 2.7 miles around..More of a woodland trail then a city trail. The Lake and surrounding views are nice.

trail running
2 months ago

Cars are being broken into every day now at this trail head. Hiked it yesterday came down to find a brick was thrown thru my window. I hike/run this trail 3 days a week and now question its parking lot safety.
So if you plan to hike this trail you should plan on spending $500 for your insurance deductable.
Not sure why this parking lot is not being monitored by the authorities as it is truly a place for the thieves. Thinking it is time to Take Back our Whatcom County Trailheads from criminals...any ideas?

walking
3 months ago

Good easy walk. Has a nice off leash trail at the south end of the main trail and do park.

Took the mtn bikes up here to raptor ridge on a beautiful Feb Saturday. A fair amount of hike a bike the first 1.7 miles as pretty steep and another patch towards the viewpoint up a rock staircase. Otherwise very ridable and a great thigh and lung burner. Probably better as hike or trail run.

Nice hike in gorgeous January warm weather....lakes were awesome in the morning dew with sun shining through.

Great hike and camping

This is a great little trail if you're looking for something closer to Bellingham. The first mile and a half is pretty steep but don't give up! Once you make it up the incline it's a pretty straight shot to the lakes. The camping is nice but no fires are allowed.

lung buster for a good workout.

Quiet and pretty for a weekday jaunt!

hiking
10 months ago

This is an easy 2.5 mile loop. It's a great everyday walk just to get the legs moving. Beautiful location and easily located close to Bellingham.

steep for the first mile or so but the views are so rewarding! salamanders in the summer time & beautiful loops around the lakes. have added to my favourites list ♡

Way too steep and difficult for the view at the end.

very scenic. the first mile and a half or so is a thigh burner

The first 2miles are INTENSE... but it's worth it. It's beautiful and you feel very accomplished afterwards!

camping
11 months ago

lovely hike! lots of adventuring to do at the lakes.

trail running
11 months ago

Nice easy loop. Great place for a warm summer day. Have a run and a swim.

I've done this hike in the snow and in the summer. I prefer this hike in the summer personally. It is a great thigh burner with mostly uphill at the beginning, which also means downhill on the way back. The trail is well maintained.

hiking
Friday, May 12, 2017

Beautiful and very easy trail. Very popular so you won't be alone on this trail pretty much ever but it is definitely an enjoyable walk.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I usually take Max's short cut to Lilly lake and then the trail to the Butte, then over to Lizard lake and I take loop back on the Lizard and Lilly trail. It's around 9 miles takes around 3.5 hours with a few stopes at the view points. They have added more signs and done some repairs to the trails.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Nice views of lakes with some awesome campsites around lakes. Good signage to different views. Raptor ridge is a good outlook. Rough first 1.5 miles up but pretty level after.

hiking
Friday, April 07, 2017

Nice little quiet walk around the lake. It was especially beautiful in the fall!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Amazing hike, I wish I was bright enough to read a few more reviews as it was basically straight up and straight down. I've been on a lot of hikes, but this one is definitely the one to take your buddy on that thinks he can out hike you. I made it to Cedar Lake but it was getting dark so I had to head back. I'll definitely come up another time and check out the other lake as well.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Did this hike yesterday, and had extremely muddy areas because of all the rain we had last week. The hike was fun and challenging in some areas.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This is the perfect, easy, comfortable trail for a stroll with a friend or a run.

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

This is a great hike very steep was even difficult for me as I am new to hiking! I didn't make it to the end but plan on completing it this week! Great work out though

Saturday, January 14, 2017

beautiful lake views!

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great hike! Trail is well maintained. Up hill in and down hill out. The beauty of the lake is well worth the effort.

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