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South Bay Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area
48.7255, -122.5051 Map & Directions
Length
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
20 feet
Highest Point
20 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Rebuilt trestle north of Taylor Dock. Photo by wafflesnfalafel Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Coast

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Hike along the abandoned Bellingham & Skagit Interurban Railway grade between Fairhaven and Bellingham, which has been reclaimed as pedestrian trail. The gentle grade makes it a good option for new hikers, and excellent views of Bellingham Bay make for great trailside distractions. Continue reading

Rating
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Hiking South Bay Trail

Hike along the abandoned Bellingham & Skagit Interurban Railway grade between Fairhaven and Bellingham, which has been reclaimed as pedestrian trail. The gentle grade makes it a good option for new hikers, and excellent views of Bellingham Bay make for great trailside distractions.

Featuring a shoreline trail with bay and island views, the two-mile South Bay Trail connects the Central business district of Bellingham with downtown Fairhaven. Access the Interurban Trail from here.

South Bay Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.7255, -122.5051 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

Driving Directions

If driving, take exit 250 off I-5 and proceed to Hwy 11. Follow Hwy 11 for 1.4 miles, then turn right onto 12th Street. Veer left onto Finnegan Way, and after 0.2 miles, continue onto 0.1 miles onto 11th Street, then continue onto Taylor Avenue.

Take Transit

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for Whatcom Transit Authority route number 1.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

City of Bellingham

Guidebooks & Maps

https://cob.org/services/recreation/parks-trails/trail-guide

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South Bay Trail

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