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Whatcom Falls Park

Puget Sound and Islands

There are three and a half miles of trails in Whatcom Falls Park. Many routes wind through the forests, some overlooking the creek gorge and still pools. Some wind through open meadows, while others stay in deep forest. Continue reading

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area
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Length

4.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 50 ft.

Rating

4.20 out of 5

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  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA worked here in 2020!

There are three and a half miles of trails in Whatcom Falls Park. Many routes wind through the forests here, some overlooking the creek gorge and still pools. Some wind through open meadows, while others stay in deep forest.

A WPA-built stone bridge greets visitors, just 100 yards from the parking area. It's a beautiful, mossy wonder that makes a great destination in and of itself, though further wandering in the park is a fantastic day outing.

Connect to Bloedel Donovan Park, the Railroad Trail, or do a one-mile loop in the park by beginning in the Silver Beach Road parking area, near the stone bridge at the main falls.

Whatcom Falls Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.7525, -122.4280 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

City of Bellingham

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Guidebooks & Maps

http://bit.ly/1Qm7x3M

https://cob.org/wp-content/uploads/whatcom_falls_park.pdf

Getting There

driving directions

From I-5, take exit 253 to Lakeway Drive. Continue east on Lakeway Drive for just under 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Silver Beach Rd and follow that into the park.

take transit

Take the bus to the trailhead! Plan your trip by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for Whatcom Transit Authority buses 16, 40, 41, or 11 Geneva.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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