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Hemlock Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area
48.6979, -122.4781 Map & Directions
Length
5.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1350 feet
Highest Point
1685 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Vivid fall color sticks around well into winter on the Hemlock Trail. Photo by nwroth. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The Hemlock Trail is one of the many trails on Chuckanut Mountain, just south of Fairhaven. This is a main trail, with many alternate routes branching off to provide visitors with a variety of hiking options. Continue reading

Rating
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Hiking Hemlock Trail

The trail network on North Chuckanut Mountain leads hikers through groves of alders and maples, past waterfalls and streams and to lakes with names that evoke remote wilderness, despite being right in Bellingham’s backyard.

The Hemlock Trail is one of these many trails on Chuckanut Mountain, just south of Fairhaven. This is a main trail, with many alternate routes branching off to provide visitors with a variety of hiking options.

WTA worked here in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016!

Hemlock Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.6979, -122.4781 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-5, take exit 250 to Fairhaven Parkway, a left if northbound or a right if southbound. In about 1.4 miles turn left to stay on Fairhaven Parkway. There will be a 76 station on the corner. Stay on this road for another 1.4 miles and you will see the North Chuckanut Mountain parking area on your left just past the Old Samish Way intersection. If you see California Street you've gone too far.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

Whatcom County Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Blanchard Forest and Chuckanut Mtn Trail Systems DNR PDF Map: https://bit.ly/2SaAPL9

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Hemlock Trail

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