Easy Access Trails For Everyone

Visitors of all abilities will find something fun to do when they visit Bellingham and Whatcom County. Start with our trails and soak up the beauty of Washington.

Semiahmoo Spit

Take a paved 0.8-mile trail with scenic water views at Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine. Great for a leisurely walk, family bike ride, or bird watching, the south side of the spit offers views over Drayton Harbor to Mount Baker. Venture to the north side of the spit for a 1-mile beach walk.

Take I-5 exit 270 and follow the signs to Semiahmoo Resort (about 9 miles) to access the trailhead at Semiahmoo Park.

Point Whitehorn Trail at Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve

The Point Whitehorn Trail is a 1.6-mile trail located near Blaine, Washington. The trail features beautiful wildflowers and is perfect for all skill levels. Enjoy stunning sunsets of the Georgia Strait and the Canadian Coastal Mountain Range. The first .7 miles of trail is flat and fully accessible; the last .1 mile is a steep switchback that takes you down to a beach. 

Boulevard Park & Taylor Dock

Also known as South Bay Trail, this scenic walk through Boulevard Park to Taylor Dock features Bellingham's beautiful waterfront while connecting downtown to the Historic Fairhaven District. The trail is mostly flat with the exception of Taylor Dock, which transports walkers from the bluff above to a boardwalk over Bellingham Bay.

In Fairhaven, the trail begins at the corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street, near the Fairhaven Village Green. There’s also plenty of parking at Boulevard Park. 

Zuanich Point Park

From the parking lot on Roeder and Bellwether Way, this paved path meanders around the beautiful Hotel Bellwether, around Squalicum Harbor, and out to Zuanich Point. A beautiful stroll with breathtaking views of the Bay as well as Bellingham and Fairhaven, you can also take the new path east of Bellwether that goes out towards the new waterfront development.

Whatcom Falls Park

One of Whatcom County’s most-loved natural landmarks, Whatcom Falls Park is a family favorite destination year-round. Viewed from a 1939-built stone bridge, the falls can swell up to 40 feet wide during rainier months.

A short, paved walkway leads to the main falls from the Silver Beach Road parking lot off of Lakeway Drive. From here, over 5 miles of gravel trails spread throughout the park. Most are gentle, and great for a leisurely walk.

Lake Padden

Lake Padden’s 2.6-mile loop trail is an excellent year-round walking destination near Bellingham. Similar in size to Seattle’s Green Lake (yet far less urban), Padden is frequented by walkers, joggers, and summertime swimmers and sunbathers. The gravel path is mostly flat, with steeper horse trails available for those seeking a workout.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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