Explore the most popular forest trails in Larrabee State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 days ago

We parked on the side of the road on Hwy 11. This route is 1.5 miles longer making your hike 8 miles round trip. It’s also much steeper with a lot more switchbacks that make you want to turn around. A few small creeks to cross but they were not a problem. At the 2 mike mark, you will come to a lookout point with a bench to sit down and have a snack. It’s a beautiful view and if you feel you need to stop there then that would be the place. If you have the energy, keep going. Once to the top of Oyster dome all the switch backs were worth it. It’s amazing up top.

hiking
5 days ago

The trail was well maintained and moderately trafficked. There are some slippery roots near the creeks so use caution. The view is worth the switch backs that will make you wonder how much further. But the switch backs are only .75 or less miles depending on where you are at on them from the sign to turn toward the dome. Which is only .25 miles from that! Use caution with small children and the dome edges .

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Steep. Wet. Worth it.

Started at the Cyrus Gates Trailhead and connected through Rock Trail. Very narrow and muddy going down towards the lake, and if you’re not looking it’s easy to lose the trail. I did this and had to back track. The lake itself is unremarkable. GPS put me at 7.9 miles.

hiking
24 days ago

Great trail and beautiful view. Get there early, by noon it’s hard to find parking.

The most beautiful trail yet!! We hiked up to Lily Lake first and then Oyster Dome. When we got back to my car, three people where paragliding. There was a little bit of snow around the lake but everything else was clear.

This is a great 3-4hr hike for most fitness levels. The Viewpoint and the Lake are good spots to have a snack!

on Oyster Dome Trail

hiking
29 days ago

Amazing views of Salish Sea. We went in July so no mud or ice. Incredibly haunting old trees despite the sign of loggers from a time past. Strenuous but you can do it with kids if you park at the top lot.

Can’t wait to go back (bonus that it gives an excuse to visit Bellingham afterwards for a beer at http://www.aslanbrewing.com

View of the San Juan islands at the top was incredible! Could have still used cramp ons when we went in March.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice hike, not too challenging. It’s pretty steep in the beginning, evens out for a bit, and then gets steep again before you get to the top. Muddy in some places, no snow or ice. It was cloudy and foggy but still worth the hike. I’ll have to go again on a sunny day.

trail was in great shape. it’s not an easy hike but worth it to get the views and my dog loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained trail that pretty much is up switchbacks to the lake. Starts off up right away and then after the lookout is uphill. Lake is very pretty and a great place for lunch. The backside is beautiful with boulder towering over your head. Lots of people and dogs on a Saturday.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful day for a hike up and back, watch out for some ice near the top.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is super peaceful and a great little workout. The only thing to note - around 12 pm, the hike gets significantly more crowded with people and (lots of) dogs. We got there around 10 am on a Saturday and it was a wonderful, quiet hike up to the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

I didn't realize it was uphill all the way. Slow and steady but made it. The lake at the end is so beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun day with kids. We stop about 3 tenths from the top and came back down. We had not planned for the ice at the top. We will definitely go back to complete the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

.... a steady uphill climb is rewarded with a spectacular view out over Bellingham Bay with the rugged silhouette of vancouver island as the backdrop .. ..

never disappoints...lots of people today both young and old. love to see them all out!

hiking
2 months ago

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hiked around 10am yesterday. trail was great. couple spots of light mud and water but with good balance your shoes won't get dirty.

hiking
2 months ago

They have revised the Trail with more switchbacks which makes it not so much straight up On a clear day, the hike is worth for the beautiful views. On a rainy day, it’s the journey that counts. You have good ascents with small waterfalls either the creek crossings and ferns to brighten the way. If you have time and the strength, head on to Lily and Lizard Lakes. It’s beautiful on that side of Blanchard.

Stunning views!! Keep your dog on a leash as there are some pretty gnarly cliffs

So beautiful views! Will definitely be back here again late spring / early summer. Easy hike only a few steep spots on the way up.

hiking
3 months ago

This is one of my favorites. Great work out, beautiful views.

hiking
3 months ago

hard as a not very in shape hiker but worth the view!

Parked at the trail head today and my car plus all the cars next to mine were broken in today many valuables were stolen so be careful parking at the trailhead!

New to hiking in WA, did this hike and found it to be kinda difficult bc of the consistent steepness of the trail. But the view is definitely worth it. And it’s downhill the whole way back. I would recommend to people who are up for a challenge

Awesome time and beautiful water falls

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