Explore the most popular trail running 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.

Fun, easy hike. Saw beavers in the pond!

trail running
11 days 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.

trail running
11 days ago

Good trail conditions. Get there early for parking. BUGGY, so bring repellent. We started at 0730, so it was quiet and we were alone most of the way. No great views of Lost Lake, because it's wooded right to the edge. But the spur to Fragrance Lake is worth it, and you can even swim.

hiking
12 days ago

Easy morning walk on an uncrowned trail.

Nice easy walk. The main loop will take about 1 hr and 15 mins if you are walking.

awesome trail around lake. Beautiful scenery

walking
21 days ago

Beautiful day

walking
21 days ago

Beautiful day

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

hiking
24 days ago

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

Fun trail. Beautiful. Part fire road part trail. Pickaboo views of Samish Bay. Really enjoyed, but weather was sunny n warm when we went. Stop by the Oyster Bar for nice post hike meal. About 3 miles south on Chuckanut.

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.

Started at the Cyrus Gates Trailhead and connected through Rock Trail. Very narrow and muddy going down towards the lake, and if you’re not looking it’s easy to lose the trail. I did this and had to back track. The lake itself is unremarkable. GPS put me at 7.9 miles.

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.

Enjoyed hiking through this preserve today. Well maintained, open parking area with bathroom facilities. Great for all skill levels. Some signage, around the loop, follow arrows painted to stay on the right trail.

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

on Lake Whatcom Trail

1 month ago

Perfect with a run stroller

on Squires Lake Trail

1 month ago

Pretty little Lake loop

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
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!!

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!

Super short but fun hike. Got a little off the beaten path and there were some great photo spots

hiking
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.

I love this trail and have hiked it in all seasons! It can showcase any weather! In the rain the moss hangs heavy and intensely green! In snow, it’s a wonderland, and in spring it’s perfect to begin your hiking season with its gentle ups and downs! In summer, it will keep you cool even in intense heat!

Beautiful hike, and right out back of the house

hiking
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.

Nice easy one, beautiful

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