Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Bellingham with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

8 days ago

Easy morning walk on an uncrowned trail.

Great (nice and wide) trail with a meandering climb and lots of flat traverses. Nice view of Lake Whatcom at the top. Hiked it with my husband and dad. I plan to trail run it next time. Note: Mountain bikers can ride up trail but not down. There is a gravel trail down for mountain bikers.

17 days ago

Beautiful day

Great hike, signage could be better! But what a great day!

20 days ago

Quick hike with a lookout or all the way to the lake. Great one for your first moderate hike.

Good hike, but concerned for the safety of my car. Saw remnants of broken windshield glass in the parking lot.. too bad we have to worry about creeps

Love this park!! Beautiful scenery, water all around you and waterfalls roaring. Tranquil, well maintained and marked trails, plenty of parking, bathroom facilities accessable for the whole family. Kid and dog friendly. Will come here again

Great signage, steady elevation gain, good terrain, great payoff at the top with view of Lake Whatcom. Very little mud even after days of rain.

trail running
1 month ago

Cars are being broken into every day now at this trail head. Hiked it yesterday came down to find a brick was thrown thru my window. I hike/run this trail 3 days a week and now question its parking lot safety.
So if you plan to hike this trail you should plan on spending $500 for your insurance deductable.
Not sure why this parking lot is not being monitored by the authorities as it is truly a place for the thieves. Thinking it is time to Take Back our Whatcom County Trailheads from criminals...any ideas?

on Squires Lake Trail

1 month ago

Pretty little Lake loop

1 month ago

This is an easy hike around the lake and nice falls with access to the bottom.

All up hill, but not at a terribly steep grade. The views at the top are incredible!

2 months ago

Well maintained trail that pretty much is up switchbacks to the lake. Starts off up right away and then after the lookout is uphill. Lake is very pretty and a great place for lunch. The backside is beautiful with boulder towering over your head. Lots of people and dogs on a Saturday.

Great work out! I loved the variation in trails. We got a bit lost at first but it was definitely worth it!!

2 months ago

This hike is super peaceful and a great little workout. The only thing to note - around 12 pm, the hike gets significantly more crowded with people and (lots of) dogs. We got there around 10 am on a Saturday and it was a wonderful, quiet hike up to the lake.

Great run, except for the flat section from mile 5.3 - 7, it’s like an ice rink.

Beautiful hike, and right out back of the house

2 months ago

I didn't realize it was uphill all the way. Slow and steady but made it. The lake at the end is so beautiful.

2 months ago

During the hike it was a bit snowy and slippery but beautiful. Would do it again.

Took the mtn bikes up here to raptor ridge on a beautiful Feb Saturday. A fair amount of hike a bike the first 1.7 miles as pretty steep and another patch towards the viewpoint up a rock staircase. Otherwise very ridable and a great thigh and lung burner. Probably better as hike or trail run.

Nice hike in gorgeous January warm weather....lakes were awesome in the morning dew with sun shining through.

Great hike and camping

Nice and close with some great cliff jumping too

This is a great little trail if you're looking for something closer to Bellingham. The first mile and a half is pretty steep but don't give up! Once you make it up the incline it's a pretty straight shot to the lakes. The camping is nice but no fires are allowed.

Super easy, good for a quick run! Took my 12 week old puppy up with no problem!

Parked at the trail head today and my car plus all the cars next to mine were broken in today many valuables were stolen so be careful parking at the trailhead!

4 months ago

Just an amazing drive. Gorgeous views everywhere.


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