Stimpson Nature Preserve

EASY 62 reviews

Stimpson Nature Preserve is a 3 mile 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, and trail running and is best used from May until December.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wildlife

no dogs

This trail opened in October of 2003. It is well maintained through a dense forest. The start of the trail passes a large beaver pond. Cougars have been sighted in the area so pay attention. Water crossings have new wooden bridges. The name "Nature Reserve" is well deserved. This land was donated by the Stimpson family.

20 days ago

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hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for a quick experience in the beautiful PNW wilderness. Hiked with a friend both of us wearing babies. Almost brought my tot but glad I didn't. It might have been too hard for him and there was some spots with stinging nettle on the trail. Nothing too crazy just something to be mindful of if you bring kids with you.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Simple but really pretty trail. Good place to go if you need to unplug but don't have a whole day free

trail running
3 months ago

Great place for an evening run. Wipe away the strain on the brain before returning home for the evening.

3 months ago

4 months ago

fun trail

4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

It was just so peaceful and a well maintained trail! I didnt realize I couldnt bring my dog until
i read someone's review! Oops. Ive brought him several times and wasnt aware.

5 months ago

5 months ago

This area doesn't allow dogs. As a local with a dog, that's super frustrating and unfair.

5 months ago

Beautiful. My newest favorite trail in Whatcom County.

5 months ago

Beautiful, very well tended trail. Cleaned out well so it is a pretty easy hike with some minor ups and downs throughout (not just flat). Also not crazy busy which is nice.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike - I was pressed for time so couldn't finish the loop however was really pretty and green. Fairly easy to get to with very little elevation. Although rained all day - trail was in good shape