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
462 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.

walking
1 month ago

This was a beautiful trail, not too remote and not difficult. Lots of places to enjoy a snack and the lake.

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walking
4 months ago

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

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8 months ago

We did this trail a while ago and enjoyed it.

9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Pretty flat and easy.