Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Several years ago this was a nice and quiet trail if you wanted to go on a stroll, now it’s so overpopulated.

Nice workout. View at the top is beautiful, you can see Lake Whatcom and the bay in the distance. Beautiful place to go to see the sunset.

walking
11 days ago

Great walk/run/jog/bike ride...a few spots with elevation but doable for all people. out of shape or not

Great hike, but be prepared for hike a steady incline

Just went on this hike today and it was easy and beautiful. We had a big surprise at the end when we saw 3 big turtles resting on a log in the lake. They then dove into the water. It was such a blessing to see.

hiking
1 month ago

access is not the same as shown on this map the entrance off the road has been moved due to private land owner complaints. You have to take the road all the way up to the Gate and Switch trail and enter in that way or there is the Last Call to Dog Patch trail which should not add too much length as long as you know you have to go this way ahead of time.

walking
1 month ago

Nice walk ... along lake family friendly

Great beginner hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for beginners. Gradual, steady incline of 1000ft without big roots, mud or boulders to climb over. Trail is well maintained and well marked. Nice view at the top of Lake Whatcom.

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Easy out and back. First two miles are well maintained gravel and dirt. Third mile is dirt, rocks and roots but very manageable. Trail stays on the lake and is well shaded.

3 months ago

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.

awesome trail around lake. Beautiful scenery

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful day

hiking
3 months ago

Always a great hike because it’s easily accessible and scenic. On a hot day the forest canopy offers abundant shade, making for cool hiking.

Enjoyable walk around Lake Padden, 2.7 miles around..More of a woodland trail then a city trail. The Lake and surrounding views are nice.

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.

on Lake Whatcom Trail

4 months ago

Perfect with a run stroller

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

Beautiful trail and is now one of my favorites! The trail is both covered with shade and has areas uncovered to feel the sun. Lots of trees and benches along the way, and spots to take in the views, have lunch and enjoy. Perfect for families and biking riding, running and for dogs. There’s a small waterfall, swimming areas, and perfect for kayaking. I’ll be back lots now that I found this spot!

Nice easy one, beautiful

walking
5 months ago

Good easy walk. Has a nice off leash trail at the south end of the main trail and do park.

walking
9 months ago

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

mountain biking
9 months ago

First time there, had a lot of fun. Definitely plan on making more trips.

walking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

This is an easy 2.5 mile loop. It's a great everyday walk just to get the legs moving. Beautiful location and easily located close to Bellingham.

Friday, July 07, 2017

This is a great trail to hike with a group of friends. It isn't difficult & if you take the old logging roads, you can reach a good viewpoint of Mount Baker in about 2-3 hours.

I had fun riding bikes on the trail, it's good for any skill level and there is plenty of small things to jump over.

trail running
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nice easy loop. Great place for a warm summer day. Have a run and a swim.

Super fun and peaceful. Lots of birds singing and the sun was gorgeous breaking through the trees. My 11year old son loved it! LOVE living here!

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