Fragrance Lake Trail

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Fragrance Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellingham, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,099 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Excellent trail just outside of Bellingham and across from Larrabee State Park.

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bridge out
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snow
3 days ago

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muddy
6 days ago

Nice short trail. There's a nice viewpoint with a view of the islands and the lake at the end. When I hiked it last it was quite muddy so gaiters and poles are recommended.

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19 days ago

Great trail, can be difficult if you are not used to incline

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21 days ago

Beautiful Lake, forest and sand stone cliffs. Made a 8 mile loop by starting at Lost Lake parking area, then up Fragrance Lake Trail, around the lake, down the two dollar trail then back around on the Interurban Trail. Trails are all in good shape.

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1 month ago

Great fairly easy and kid friendly hike. Definitely gives you a good workout but doesn’t take half your day. Took us just under 2 hours round trip. Fun to walk around the lake at the top which was really pretty. Trail is well maintained. I recommend going early so it’s not too busy. Discover pass required.

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1 month ago

Easy 2 hour hike on a Tuesday at midday. Went as far as the lakes and back. 2 hours. Dog loved it. Nice easy trail with no surprise.

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3 months ago

Beautiful, well-maintained trail with easy access off Chuckanut Drive via Larrabee State Park. Go early if you prefer the trail to yourself.

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3 months ago

Great trail with good elevation changes, well-maintained, great lake, shaded the whole way. This would also be really great for trail running.

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3 months ago

The trail was in good condition. We came back via the road and it was a little muddy In spots.

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3 months ago

It was a great hike, a little bit difficult for beginners but it was worth it. We were there early in the morning on a Saturday,not so much people and we really got to enjoy the walk and nature. By 10:30-11am people and tourists got there and it was crowded. The pat was clean and it's great for dogs too.

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washed out
3 months ago

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closed
3 months ago

Very nice forrested hike. My GPS actually clocked a total of 6.5 miles, but I also did the side treck to the overlook.

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4 months ago

Nice little trail easily accessed off Chuckanut Drive. There is a big parking lot but I forgot my Discover Pass in the other car so I just parked across the road and had no problems. There had been heavy rains over the weekend but trail was relatively dry with just a few puddles to walk around. Well-signed. Simply follow the wide gravel road uphill 2.25 miles to the end and you will see the cut off to Fragrance Lake. Once there you’ll find a lovely loop trail with wooden bridges, Mossy trees, rock overhangs, and several rustic benches with views where you can sit and watch the dragonflies zoom along the lake’s surface. Do the loop and hike back down the gravel road. My total mileage was 5.6 miles.

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4 months ago

Super easy hike, mostly drivable road condition type trail. All uphill going in- all downhill heading out. Mountain bike competition candidates were out training for the big event coming up. Hikers and bikes on different trails so no worries there. Road noise for much of the trail but after turning onto fragrance lake loop it is beautiful! The lake is warm- still good for a swim

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4 months ago

Well-maintained hike that delivers on getting the heart rate elevated. Don't miss the View hike with a sweeping view of Bellingham Bay.

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4 months ago

Great hike for the family, have seen lots of kids go up this just fine. A little incline, but a beautiful hike! :)

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4 months ago

This trail was an awesome trail. I loved it. It was a little more uphill than I was thinking, but it was great. It was a great workout. Beautiful scenery, and very peaceful. The lake itself was so beautiful. I definitely recommend this hike and I will definitely be doing it again.

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5 months ago

Great, relatively easy trail. I went on a rainy day and the trail was moderately trafficked. Visibility was poor at the outlook due to weather. Uphill to the lake, downhill back. Dogs welcome, but should be leashed. The only reason I gave this trail 4 stars was because too many unleashed dogs approached my reactive leashed dog.

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5 months ago

beautiful! challenging and enjoyable hike. bring your swimming suit!

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5 months ago

Not a bad family hike, in the shade the whole time. Lake is just barely visible most of the way around, but a couple of access points. A bit steep in places, but wide and you are able to gradually take your time if needed. Well maintained trail, my sort of in shape family and I did this in about 2.75 hours with the stop at the viewpoint. No water until the lake, though in the wet season there are many dry stream beds that likely have running water. You can add miles to this by parking in the park entrance lot and hiking the 2 miles on the interurban trail.

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5 months ago

Not a bad family hike, in the shade the whole time. Lake is just barely visible most of the way around, but a couple of access points. A bit steep in places, but wide and you are able to gradually take your time if needed. Well maintained trail, my sort of in shape family and I did this in about 2.75 hours with the stop at the viewpoint. No water until the lake, though in the wet season there are many dry stream beds that likely have running water. You can add miles to this by parking in the park entrance lot and hiking the 2 miles on the interurban trail.

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bugs
5 months ago

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5 months ago

Lovely easy hike! We did an extra loop around the lake because it was so pretty.

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5 months ago

What a perfect hike. Loved the beautiful lush forest and wild ferns along the whole trail. Well worth the steep journey to the refreshing lake! My wife teen daughter 4 year old daughter and puppy had a lovely hike!

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5 months ago

Easy hiking trail with great views! Most can do the trail, it is up hill but not bad.

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5 months ago

Nice trail for a quick morning hike. Good trail surface and nice spots to sit in the lake.

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6 months ago

2 miles uphill. Then 2 miles back. "Just keep swimming." Great dog hike. DO go to lookout, even if tired. Trail to lookout is level. Hike can be lengthened by walking around lake, but I didn't. I am a 2-3 mile hiker, but took this challenge on. Thighs hurt 2 days later, but will take friends and family back on this hike again. Beautiful.

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6 months ago

Trail was well kept and and the lake was beautiful. Great hike.

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