Bellingham, WA Trails and Parks

Bellingham has 37 trails in the vicinity, including 15 hiking trails and 9 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.1 to 56 miles in length. The most popular trails are Fragrance Lake Trail, Chuckanut Mountain and Galbraith Mountain. Trails.com member David C. recently completed Chuckanut Drive.
  • GalbraithView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  7.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The WHIMPS build and maintain the trails on Lookout Mountain (known among local mountain bikers as Galbraith). The trails they build are technically ...

  • Lily/Lizard Lakes LoopView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Located on Chuckanut Mountain, one of the most popular recreational areas in Bellingham, the trails in and around Lily and Lizard Lakes are fun ...

  • Larrabee State Park CampgroundView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Camping within 7 miles of an urban center doesn’t qualify as a true wilderness escape. But when time, inclination, or myriad other factors don’t ...

  • Fragrance Lake TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This beautiful 2-mile trail through low-elevation old-growth cedars and firs leads upward to a serene woodland lake. The trail, recommended for ...

  • Galbraith MountainView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    More than thirty individual trails and numerous gravel access roads weave throughout the forest of Bellingham’s Galbraith Mountain like a spider’s ...

  • Oyster DomeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Trail Running  
    •  3 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Oyster Dome loop offers the runner an easily accessible workout on forested hills with incredible views any time of year. Samish Bay, the ...

  • Lake Padden LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This little jaunt is an urban, rather genteel, mountain bike ride, suitable for families and true beginners. It's only 2.6 flat, non-technical ...

  • Chuckanut Drive CruiseView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  32.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Chuckanut Drive is a gorgeous road that winds between the Chuckanut Mountain Range and the shores of Samish Bay, south from the city of Bellingham ...

  • Chuckanut BayView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  Part Day To Full Day.
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The rocks around Chuckanut Bay make this Bellingham-area trip an interesting exploration. Convoluted hollows and the delicate saltwater-eroded ...

  • Whatcom County and Bellingham Interurban TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Interurban Electric Trolley motored passengers between Mount Vernon and Bellingham Bay from 1889 to 1903. The trolley route takes you high ...

  • Chuckanut DriveView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Twenty miles of the state’s original Pacific Highway, half of it cutting a straight line through Skagit Valley farmlands and half clinging precariously ...

  • Heliotrope Falls/Kulshan Falls/ Rock Gnome FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Waterfall lovers not scared of backcountry travel will appreciate the short but challenging hike to Heliotrope Falls, a rushing ribbon of water ...

  • Racehorse FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Remote Racehorse Falls, at the end of a short but challenging unmarked hike, packs a lot of geological punch over the course of its four- stepped ...

  • Whatcom FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  10 minutes
    •  0.2 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Squires LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Trail Running  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Squires Lake Park is a little gem that is close to Interstate 5. It is easy to find and has well-maintained, well-marked trails. The trails pass ...

  • Blanchard HillView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Trail Running  
    •  2.75 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Blanchard Hill rises from the Skagit and Samish Valleys on the southern edge of the Chuckanut Mountain ridge. The trails are well marked and ...

  • Chuckanut MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Trail Running  
    •  4.5 hours
    •  18.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chuckanut Mountain Trail is exceptional for its varied running conditions offering almost every kind of terrain an ultrarunner might encounter: ...

  • Larrabee State ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Larrabee was the first state park created in Washington, in 1923. It covers 2,683 acres and features 8,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on Samish ...

  • Excelsior Peak–High DivideView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  10.5 miles
    •  Guide

    “Meadow summit views extend out from Nooksack forests to salt water and sweep from Mount Baker to the Border Peaks to the southernmost reach ...

  • Lake Padden Park: Lake Padden Loop & Lake Padden SingletrackView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Located on the outskirts of Bellingham, Lake Padden Park offers trails for all skill levels. The Lake Padden Loop, a short ramble around the ...

  • Railroad TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Railroad Trail leaves Bellingham to make a gradual climb through quiet neighborhoods and Whatcom Falls State Park. If you prefer to head ...

  • South Bay TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Read about local history, see a sunset, walk the waterfront, pass through a park, and enjoy the shops and eateries of downtown Bellingham. Starting ...

  • Lake Padden SingletrackView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The 3.1-mile Lake Padden singletrack loop is a sharp contrast to the wide, flat loop around the lake. It is short in length but not recommended ...

  • Interurban Trail and Fragrance LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    Linking up the Interurban Trail with Fragrance Lake Road creates a good out-and-back ride (16 miles round-trip). The pedaling on the compacted ...

  • Railroad TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Railroad Trail makes a gradual climb through quiet neighborhoods and to Whatcom Falls Park. (If you prefer to head downhill, start from the ...