Whatcom Falls

Bellingham, Washington 98226

Whatcom Falls

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"Whatcom Falls is like an oasis for city dwellers looking for some natural invigoration. The short paved path down to the falls makes it easy for anyone to visit, and plenty of locals flock there on warm summer days to cool off in Whatcom Creek just above the falls.

Hiking to Whatcom Falls, nestled in the middle of a municipal park on the outskirts of Bellingham, is hardly a wilderness experience, but once you’re there nature abounds. Just about anyone can make it down the gravel tenth-of-a-mile path to the impressive stone footbridge overlooking the falls immediately to the north. In fact, during the Great Depression, President Roosevelt’s New Deal Works Progress Administration employed local workers to move the Chuckanut sandstone arches from a burned-out building in downtown Bellingham to Whatcom Falls for use in the footbridge, where they still stand today."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
10 minutes
City of Bellingham Parks & Recreation Department, Bellingham, WA; www.cob.org/services/recreation/parks- trails;(360) 778-7000
Local Contacts
DeLorme Washington Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 15 D10
Local Maps

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Dec 2018