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Jensen Family Forest Park

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area
48.9339, -122.6279 Map & Directions
Length
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
94 feet
Highest Point
170 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Explore the forested trail at the Jensen Family Forest Park. Photo by Ups n Downs. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

This forested park in Bellingham was made possible by the Jensen Family’s generous donation of a public easement. The short, stroller-friendly loop trail includes a picnic table and parking area. Continue reading

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Hiking Jensen Family Forest Park

The almost 23-acre park was once part of a 265-acre farm worked by the Jensen Family for at least two
generations.

The Jensen Family owns a nearby farm still in production with an agricultural conservation easement held by Whatcom Land Trust. You might notice the raspberries and vegetables growing there as well as hay in the nearby field.

The beautifully forested park stands out from the adjacent field with its mature Douglas fir and vine maple trees. This quiet area offers a year-round flat, accessible dog- and stroller-friendly 0.7-mile loop trail that leaves from the parking area.

To protect birds and other wildlife be sure to leash your pet. Along the trail you’ll pass a picnic table and two benches.

In the thicker parts of the second-growth forest you might see great-horned and barred owl and downy, hairy and pileated woodpecker. At different times of the year, the fields to the south are known to have visits from Canada geese, trumpeter swan, bald eagle, and Cooper’s and red-tailed hawks.

About the Area: One of the fourteen Whatcom County Parks that have formed with Whatcom Land Trust’s (WLT) involvement, Jensen Family Forest Park is the result of a conservation easement with the Jensen family in 2006. Whatcom County Parks holds a recreational easement. 

Hike Description Written by
Lorraine Wilde - Whatcom Land Trust, WTA Community

Jensen Family Forest Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.9339, -122.6279 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 north take exit 270 and turn right onto Lynden/Birch Bay Rd. After approximately one and a half mile, make a right onto Stein Rd. Continue for about a fifth of a mile and the park will be on your right.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

Whatcom County Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Jensen Family Forest PDF Map: https://bit.ly/2UX5nkz

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