Walking and hiking are among the favorite activities of Bellingham residents. Because of Bellingham’s prime location, there are countless trails and paths to explore. Bellingham is one of the most beautiful cities in the state of Washington, largely because it is surrounded by rich and gorgeous landscapes. There are plenty of trails to explore for the most avid hikers and walkers. Here are a few of the most popular.
Boulevard Park is a gorgeous waterfront area, and one of the most loved parks in the town. The trail in Boulevard Park connects Old Town Fairhaven to Downtown Bellingham. Walk, bike, or run the trail to get from one place to another. Boulevard is usually packed full of locals during warm spring and summer days!
If you are a hiker and you haven’t been to Fragrance Lake yet, what are you waiting for? The hike is perfect for beginners, though it offers just enough challenge to people who are used to strenuous hiking. Fragrance Lake offers a gorgeous overlook that is well worth your hike — you will not be disappointed! The hike is about 1.9 miles each way.
The beautiful Interurban Trail connects Fairhaven to Larrabee State Park, and has many different entrances and navigable routes. Arroyo Park is along the trail, and there are also trailheads at Fairhaven Park, Old Fairhaven Parkway, Old Samish Highway, and Chuckanut Drive. The Interurban is a beautiful, long trail, perfect for a walk or a run.
For hikers, Oyster Dome is practically heaven. The trailhead for the hike is along beautiful Chuckanut Drive and stretches (quite steeply!) up to the top of Oyster Dome. The view is memorable, to say the least. From the top, you can see Anacortes, Lummi, and Orcas Island. If you are afraid of heights, don’t think about how far up you are, and stay away from the edge! Pack a hiking snack for the top! The Oyster Dome hike is about 6.5 miles, round trip, and it is worth every mile!