Explore the most popular 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.

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Who else saw the bear today!? We could hear another group whistling, clapping etc. for about 3 min ahead of us! He/she scooted up the gully across from us PDQ but was visible for about 10 seconds or so before it disappeared into the under growth. Great hike and outstanding scenery! Trail in great condition and anyone could make the trek

Beautiful fall hike with deers and chip monks. Outstanding vegetation and moss. :)

hiking
19 days ago

This was my first time on this trail. I went counter clockwise around the lake loop - I think that’s best because the trail down to the lake via that route is pretty steep and rough, I think it would be challenging going up that way. Then again it would be quite a treat to see the views after coming up that way!

I’m glad I had full ankle high boots on for the lake loop portion - trail shoes would have been fine for the rest

A nice walk but there is a lot of people.

Beautiful and pretty steep hike up. You can camp, but no fires so I'd recommend if you want to that you do it in the warmer months.

nature trips
19 days ago

Gorgeous

hiking
19 days ago

Very nice and peaceful loop trail around Lake Padden, it takes me about 45 minutes to walk all the way around. The trail is really popular, but is plenty wide to handle it.

hiking
19 days ago

A nice hike that encompasses the two best views in the Chuckanut mountains. I give it 3 stars because I would much rather go to Baker for hiking, but this is a great alternative during the winter months. The Blanchard mountain trails are beautifully maintained with clear signage. This hike is definitely NOT Easy, it should be at least a Moderate.

nature trips
20 days ago

One of my favorite spots in the summer.

A beautiful spot to sit down and take a break from running around. Easy to get to.

walking
20 days ago

Beautiful walk, but the end is very anticlimactic.

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful trail in Bellingham area. Easy to find and access. Well maintained. Mountain bikers and hikers seem to get along well on this trail. Amazing views and a great workout.

mountain biking
30 days ago

So many trails for mountain biking! I love this area, and it is truly a mountain bikers playground.

walking
30 days ago

Good views. Good for running and taking out of towners to.

trail running
30 days ago

One of my favorite trail running routes. If your a good swimmer, in the summer you can run this trail and swim across the lake and back after.

trail running
30 days ago

Great trail for trail running. Best views of waterfalls in the area. I would recommend this as a good place to take people from out of town for a nice and easy walk, with good views.

Amazing view of Mt Baker at the top. Don’t follow the trail right by the lake as it does not continue, and drops off into the lake.

Great trail! So many beautiful sites. Great workout but, not too hard. Be sure to take the small off trails to the overlook and waterfall on the backside of the lake.

One of my favorite hikes in the area! Beautiful, well maintained trail with a sweet, woodsy fragrance that's impossible to describe. Linger at the lake for a swim & packed lunch.
Will be a little challenging for new hikers but on the easy side for stronger ones.

I love driving on Chuckanut Dr especially in the Fall. The maple trees throughout the winding roads were amazingly beautiful with intense Fall colors. Also there are few great places to pullover to watch the sunset here.

Awesome trail for hiking! Beautiful fall foliage. If you reverse the loop, it makes a doable trail run too. Love this trail!

Quick but invigorating 2-hour hike with lots of Fall color on this late October day. Be sure to take the .2 mile hop out to the view point overlooking Bellingham Bay and the San Juan islands, and the .75 mile loop around the little lake. (This makes for a total distance 5 miles, up and back to the parking lot.) Enjoy a handful of pretty spots on the lake edge for snacks and the pretty view. A classic Bellingham hike with easy-moderate difficulty.

Beautiful day this past Sunday. We took advantage of the little times we had so we drove here to Artist Point. Parked car down in lower parking and hiked to the top and explored little bit of the amazing area. The views of Mount Sukshan and Mount Baker are amazing!! What a glorious day.

Hiked on Saturday 21s of Oct. Weather was perfect and hike was very colorful with fall foliage.

Lake was very pretty, with loop around entire lake. We were graced why the presence of a bald eagle in a tree on the west side of the lake, too.

Trail is in perfect condition. If you haven’t hiked the trail, you find the trail head in the Larrabee State Park lot, on the East side of Chuckanut drive, just south of the Larrabee State Park Campground. Even on a Saturday, the trail wasn’t heavily used. A few mountain bikers, possibly 6 other groups of hikers. .

Beautiful little cove with a nice trail, although you do have to cross train tracks to reach the water.

Nice easy hike with some beautiful views. Next time i go on this hike I'm bringing my dog. This hike is super pet friendly.

Beautiful Fall hike up to a tree-framed view of the tip of Mount Baker and just a hint of Lake Whatcom below. Oodles of mushroom varieties to be seen along the way (in October). Take a left at the loop if you want to get the elevation gain early and have a shallower descent coming home.

hiking
2 months ago

The lake was beautiful and echoey, also the mushrooms were cool

Great trail for those wanting a nice, relaxing stroll. Its uphill on the way to the outlook but the trail is designed to make it not seem that way. Nice distance and when raining the tree cover keeps you pretty dry.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for kids! Beautiful loop aroudn the lake for kids to be able to run.

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