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Best trails in Bellingham

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Looking for a great trail near Bellingham, Washington? AllTrails has 46 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Larrabee State Park or Deception Pass State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Blanchard State Forest or Whatcom Falls Park. Ready for some activity? There are 24 moderate trails in Bellingham ranging from 1.5 to 114.3 miles and from 85 to 5,095 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bellingham
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#1 - Fragrance Lake Trail
Larrabee State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Excellent trail just outside of Bellingham and across from Larrabee State Park.Show more
#2 - Whatcom Creek Trail Loop
Whatcom Falls Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Waterfall is close to the parking lot. The trails themselves are gravel and great for dog walkers, trail runners, and people with strollers. Show more
#3 - Pine and Cedar Lakes Trail
Lake Padden Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
#4 - Chanterelle Trail
Lake Whatcom Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
#5 - Lake Whatcom via Hertz Trail
Lake Whatcom Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Lake views, family friendly, wildflowers and waterfalls Lots of large Douglas fir trees, cedar, maple and Madrone trees. The trail ends in 3 miles at a fenced private property. This is a good hike for birding. Lake Whatcom basin was carved by a glacier over a mile thick. It is filled by rain, mountain streams and water diverted from the middle fork of the Nooksack river which comes from the Deming glacier on Mt. Baker. This lake supplies water for over 60,000 people in the Bellingham area.Show more
#6 - Lake Padden Singletrack
Lake Padden Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#7 - Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve
Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
#8 - Stimpson Nature Preserve
Bellingham, Washington
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
This trail opened in October of 2003. It is well maintained through a dense forest. The start of the trail passes a large beaver pond. Cougars have been sighted in the area so pay attention. Water crossings have new wooden bridges. The name "Nature Reserve" is well deserved. This land was donated by the Stimpson family.Show more
#9 - Squires Lake Trail
Squires Lake Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 47 m
#10 - Chuckanut Mountain
Larrabee State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
All cars entering Larrabee State Park will need a Discover PassShow more
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