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The Best Hiking in Bellingham

Looking for the best hiking in Bellingham? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Bellingham. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Bellingham

  • Bellingham, Washington

    Whatcom Creek Trail Loop

    4.12 mi / 427 ft gain
    Whatcom Creek Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bellingham, Washington.
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    South Bay Trail

    4.96 mi / 138 ft gain
    South Bay Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Bellingham, Washington.
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Teddy Bear Cove via Interurban Trail

    1.59 mi / 427 ft gain
    Teddy Bear Cove via Interurban Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bellingham, Washington.
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Hike to Pine & Cedar Lakes

    5.0
    5 mi / 1400 ft gain
    These two quaint lakes in the Chuckanuts are a must-do for people looking for a day hike, short camping trip or steep trail run in the Bellingham area. Starting at the trailhead off of Old Samish Road, one begins the 2 mile ascent to the two lakes. The first 1,400ft climb has its fair share of up...
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Stimpson Nature Preserve

    3.08 mi / 459 ft gain
    Stimpson Nature Preserve is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bellingham, Washington.
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  • Ferndale, Washington

    Take a Stroll through Hovander Homestead Park

    5.0
    1.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    Driving up to the park entrance: take a right to drive towards the barnyards, playgrounds, covered picnic areas, historic house and community gardens, and access to the Snoqualmie River.  Or, drive straight and park outside of the fragrance gardens and historic house/ museum, and take a walk to a...
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Hike to Fragrance Lake

    4.7
    5.5 mi / 950 ft gain
    Take Chuckanut Drive to the trailhead which is located directly across from the entrance to Larrabee State Park. A small lot in front of the trail has space for 8-10 cars, or you can park at the State Park and walk across the road (carefully!) to reach the trailhead. Either way you will need a Di...
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    South Lost Lake Trail

    10.04 mi / 2657 ft gain
    South Lost Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bow, Washington.
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Hike Around Squires Lake

    3.0
    2 mi / 200 ft gain
    This short, easy loop around the water makes for a peaceful afternoon excursion, or a family-friendly outing. At the first fork in the trail, turn left to reach views of the dam, a waterfall, and the lake. Also keep an eye out for a side trail leading to Beaver Pond. There are often wildflowers a...
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Squires Lake Trail

    1.45 mi / 292 ft gain
    Squires Lake Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Bellingham, Washington.
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  • Bow, Washington

    Hike to Oyster Dome

    4.2
    6.5 mi / 1900 ft gain
    The trail begins on the Pacific Northwest Trail, which ascends quickly up the side of Blanchard Mountain. The trail contains several switchbacks which wind through second-growth alder, Western red cedar, and Douglas fir forest. After about one mile there is an overlook with a bench that offers a ...
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  • Bow, Washington

    Hike to North Butte

    1.0
    6.5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    The Hike.  The hike there isn't short, has several steep sections, and ends at the top of the mountain. There are cliff warnings at the top, so be careful as you explore the view! The steepest portions are at the beginning and right at the end. The trail is very well maintained (because it is so ...
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  • Blaine, Washington

    Terrell Marsh Trail

    3.0
    0.63 mi / 82 ft gain
    Terrell Marsh Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Blaine, Washington.
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  • Olga, Washington

    Hike to the Mount Constitution Summit

    5.0
    7 mi / 1500 ft gain
    This 7 mile round-trip hike takes you to the mountain's summit. From here you'll be able to take in an amazing view. During the hike, you'll head around the left side of Mountain Lake, and then continue on to Twin Lakes, before starting your jaunt to the top of Mt. Constitution. The hike around ...
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  • Anacortes, Washington

    Kayak Camp on Cypress Island

    16 mi
    We set out from the town of Anacortes, WA from Seafarers Memorial Park with a group of 6 people. Two in single kayaks and four in two tandem kayaks. After setting out into the water, keep to the west of Guemes island and follow the shoreline for a shorter trip or follow the east side for a longer...
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  • Olga, Washington

    Sunrise Rock Trail

    1.24 mi / 197 ft gain
    Sunrise Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Olga, Washington.
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