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Whatcom Falls Park

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area
48.7525, -122.4280 Map & Directions
Length
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
50 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Whatcom Falls from the WPA built Stone Bridge. Photo by wafflesnfalafel. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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

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Hiking Whatcom Falls Park

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.

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Whatcom Falls Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.7525, -122.4280 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

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.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

City of Bellingham

Guidebooks & Maps

http://bit.ly/1Qm7x3M

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

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