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Whatcom Creek Trail Loop is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bellingham, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 305 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Waterfall

Wild flowers

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Waterfall is close to the parking lot. The trails themselves are gravel and great for dog walkers, trail runners, and people with strollers.

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Reviews (404)
Photos (293)
Recordings (332)
Completed (789)
Mandy Lee
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Hiking

Kids loved the trail. It would be a plus if they had worn their bathing suits and dipped in the water.

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Krystal Vargas
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Hiking

Got there at about 1130am this morning and wasn’t very crowded. By the time we were leaving around 1pm the parking lot was completely full and tons of people not social distancing or wearing a mask. The trail itself was excellent, very clean and well kept. A few good spots to access the water as well, if you get there early enough.

Raymond Sharpi
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Hiking

fun for all ages

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Kiran Sondhi
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Hiking

Great trails to wander around. Definitely would recommend bringing a bathing suit... you can swim at many different locations by the water slides and it’s close to Lafeens. Awesome summer spot and just relaxing in general. Sit by the pond if time allows :)

Jennifer Farmer
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Walking

I loved this trail. Easy trail, awesome falls. Will go again.

Jessica Smith
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Hiking

Very enjoyable.

Nadila Khan
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Hiking

Easy hike for families and kids

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Ashley Dunn
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HikingMuddy

Great trail easy to take kids on. There was a bit of mud in areas :)

Leonna Stine
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Penny Yates-Baker
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Hiking

Great trail for the kiddos. Loved being near the water and kept them entertained.

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Kevin Huang
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Malcolm Robinson
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Hiking

Very nice trail, well kept. If you just want to see the waterfall, it is close to the parking area as well.

Mo V
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Hiking

Beautiful hike, falls are gorgeous, trail is well marked. Easy hike for kids and dogs on leash.

Jasmine Lee
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Hiking

Great for jumping!

Kalei wake
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Hiking

It was nice felt like it was a too short of a trail.

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Cheryl Ferris
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Hiking

whatcom falls beautiful as always! lots of families out today

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Kittie Graham
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Hiking

Beautiful

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Patrick Asencio
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Hiking

Confusing at first

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Carly Ross
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Nature trips

awesome trail for beginners and there's also foliage you can tromp through off the path. fun adventure for sure and the waterfall is beautiful.

Karen Davis
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Hiking

Beautiful! Perfect for wandering with kids.

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Megan Knight
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Maryrose Littler
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Nice wide trails for running. It’s quick and convenient :)

Karen Henken
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Hiking

This is an easy stroll through a beautiful park. Always a solid “go to” when you want to stay more local.

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Mariana S
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Hiking

Very pleasant trail with basically no elevation gain in Bellingham. The waterfalls are great, no mud, lots of families with children and dogs. Saw a deer that crossed the trail.

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James Tobin
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Running

Conditions are ideal a little leaf covered in spots but that's about it. Perfect for trail running! Get here before 9 to beat the crowds. Only did the half loop this morning but come here five days a week and the sights never disappoint!

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Jonathan Keene
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Hiking

Very nice and well maintained trail. lots of woodland scenery to include waterfalls. This trail comes with free snacks too when the black berries are ripe! There is one stretch with 109 stairs in a row. Other than that this is wheel chair and stroler friendly.

Ben McNutt
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Hiking

Good urban walk/hike in the woods along the river.

Diane Knutzen
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Hiking

There is always such beautiful scenery here. Great place to take pictures and get out in nature. It’s a very easy trail, but it’s so beautiful and nice. I always love this hike.

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Holly Harper
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Hiking

I would definitely recommend this trail to all. easy to run. perfect for dogs, kids etc.. mostly soft dirt. very shaded and gorgeous scenery. I'll definitely be back a lot!

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Karen Henken
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Hiking

Fun trail to do and a great web of trails to “get lost” on.

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