Lake Whatcom Trail

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Lake Whatcom Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellingham, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
662 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

Lake views, family friendly, wildflowers and waterfalls Lots of large Douglas fir trees, cedar, maple and Madrone trees. The trail ends in 3 miles at a fenced private property. This is a good hike for birding. Lake Whatcom basin was carved by a glacier over a mile thick. It is filled by rain, mountain streams and water diverted from the middle fork of the Nooksack river which comes from the Deming glacier on Mt. Baker. This lake supplies water for over 60,000 people in the Bellingham area.

trail running
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walking
23 days ago

beautiful easy trail. fun small rocks to climb on and see lake Whatcom from

hiking
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4 months ago

We did this trail a while ago and enjoyed it.

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Pretty flat and easy.

walking
6 months ago

Nice easy 3 mile trail on the edge of Lake Whatcom. Very close to town, but feels remote. Trail is wide and very well maintained. Light use the day we walked it.

9 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

This was a great hike/walk with my pups however, there were many dogs off leash. This made it extremely difficult for my partner and I to walk our dogs. The off leash dogs would run up to us on the trail and one was a little aggressive our dog that gets along with other dogs. The water was wonderful and the sunset was beautiful.

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Nice wide trail! Easy walking! Beautiful lake!

walking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Quiet! I expected more people in this flat wide trail. Soothing sounds brought to you by the lapping lake shore!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Beautiful.