Squires Lake Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bellingham, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 318 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

walking

running

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions Take I-5 to exit 242 and drive east 3/4 of a mile to the trailhead and parking area.

hiking
2 hours ago

a beautiful trail. my 1 and half year was able to walk most of it. the older kids loved all the slugs and frogs. theres lots of benches to take rests at. our dog loved it as well. it was a little muddy in a few places but not bad over all. we will definitely be making this one of regular hikes.

hiking
14 days ago

Live down the road and love to do this one with the kids, since they were about 3 years old. If you want a tougher hike, you can do the offshoot trails of Beaver Pond and South Ridge...and even connect through the NW Trail head to Alger Alps for a beautiful view! If you do all the offshoots it’s close to 6 miles total with some tougher uphill spots.

hiking
14 days ago

Super nice, well maintained- Easy AF after the .25 first uphill

17 days ago

Fun, easy and great for kids!

hiking
26 days ago

It was ok shaded but it sure was hot

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bugs
1 month ago

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bugs
1 month ago

Great hike. Took a detour up to the top of the mountain as well. Well groomed trail. Lots of bugs up near the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I've hiked this trail a couple dozen times. It's short, easy and pretty. What most people don't realize is that one of the tributary trails is an enterance to the Pacific Northwest Trail. I discovered this several years ago, but today was first time I actually took the time to explore it. I only did a srction - but oh what a treat! The trail took me to the top of Mount Baldy (?) and offered up spectacular views of the valley, San Juan Islands, South Lake Samish, Mount Baker and another little lake that I don't know even esisted (Palmer.Lake). I ended the hike with a quick tour around Squires Lake and the Beaver Pond Loop. I lost GPS service a few times so I'm not sure the mileage is correct., The map is definitely wrong. Another great day!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Short and sweet! Nice to combine with the Alger Alps trail for an extra few miles.

walking
muddy
3 months ago

With a break in the rain, decided to check out this trail. Smaller parking area but decent size with extra along the edge of the road. Porta Potty, trash cans at parking and also at least one handicapped parking space. This trail has a moderrate incline from the trail head up to the lake loop. be warned: if you are overweight/out of shape, this part is not "easy" but it is less than half a mile. if you have bad hips or knees, you will want poles or a hiking stick if you typically use them. I did not realize this and didn't take any with me. just a cautionary but of advice. The trail, itself, is pretty level and offers multiple off-shoots/loops. it was super muddy in spots and had water actually standing for about 5 feet of the trail near one of the footbridges. The mossy trees and nice shade made for a great time outdoors. heard and saw a kingfisher while there. Noticed extensive woodpeckers damage to some trees. A few benches on the east side of the lake for sitting and taking it all in. Not too many people while we were there.

hiking
closed
private property
5 months ago

A nice and easy afternoon hike just off the Manley Rd./ Old Samish Rd. The Falls are Un-named but worth the hike, the views are breathtaking. #LIVELAUGHLOVE #WATERFALLS #HEALTHY

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muddy
6 months ago

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muddy
7 months ago

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muddy
7 months ago

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muddy
7 months ago

Really muddy for the first part of the switchback up to the trail. One fallen tree over the path but easily stepped over. Did full route plus the ridge line path. Not difficult but you’ll need to look where to put your feet. Lots of exposed roots.

hiking
muddy
8 months ago

Mundane, but so much better than no time in the woods after work at all!

hiking
8 months ago

This is always such a nice, easy and quick hike for when you don’t have a ton of time. There is always beautiful scenery too. I love this hike. I like going any time of year. Rain or shine.

hiking
8 months ago

Parking available (small area). Porta Potty available at trailhead. Incline for the first .5 miles. Nice trail loop around the lake. Beautiful views of the lake. Lots of benches along the trail to relax and take in the beauty.

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bugs
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy trail. Moderate uphill out of parking lot until you reach the lake at .3 miles. Then several options on routes. We went left and around the lake clockwise, but taking the side-loop out to the beaver pond, and the side loops out to the South Ridge and North Ridge trails. Mostly gentle ups and downs, with the Ridge loop a little stiffer climb. Stay on the main lake loop and it’s fairly flat. Beautiful greenery, mossy rocks, mostly shady.

hiking
9 months ago

Super chill hike. As an avid hiker, took me about 7 min to get up to the top of the Loop. Especially beautiful in the Summer & Fall time. Great for all skills, kids & dogs! :)

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail to take with your dog.

hiking
11 months ago

This trail is a nice easy walk. Gain in elevation is right off the bat out of the parking lot, but flattens out shortly for a nice stroll around the lake.Theres several places to enter the lake if you wish, and a bench or two to rest. Has a couple additional loops if you wish to extend your hike. Great for starting hikers.

hiking
Sat Mar 23 2019

Nice hike. A good short workout if you hit the hills. Only downside is the road noise from the interstate.

hiking
snow
Sat Mar 02 2019

Parking lot was empty at 10:30 am when we started but full with overflow on the road at 2 pm when we got back. Packed, crunchy snow in all shaded areas up to about 8” at the top. We wore micro spikes and they were useful. View from the top worth the hike. It was our second time here; the first time we started from Alger down south.

hiking
muddy
snow
Sun Feb 03 2019

beautiful and peaceful with a little snow cover

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