Our walks start promptly at 8:30 A.M. on Monday through Saturday.
Bellingham is fortunate to have many excellent trails in our park system. Here is a link to maps and descriptions of the trails that are maintained by the Bellingham Parks Department and volunteers in the Washington Trails Association.
The chart below gives directions to the meeting place for each location. A degree of difficulty with 1=easiest is assigned on the chart. No one will be left behind.
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|Name of the Walk||Directions|
|Arboretum at Sehome Hill (3)||From I-5, take exit 252 and head down Samish toward the University. From Samish way turn left on Bill McDonald Pkwy, then turn right on 25th and continue up the hill on Arboretum Drive to the parking lot at top.|
|Arroyo Park (2)||Meet at the Padden Creek Trail Head on Old Fairhaven Parkway between 16th and 20th Street. (Old Rotary Parking Lot)|
|Barkley Village (1)||Meet at Starbucks, 2915 Newmarket Place on the Haggen's Parking Lot side in Barkley Village. Barkley Village is just south of the intersection of Woburn & Barkley across from the Barkley Regal Theater.|
|Big Rock Park to Northridge Park (2)||2900 Sylvan Street. From Alabama turn north onto Sylvan St. Continue approximately ½ mile to the park entrance. Turn right on Balsam Lane into the park and proceed up to parking lot.|
|Chuckanut Trail (1)||Meet at the North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead Parking Lot. From Fairhaven, head south on Chuckanut Drive. The parking lot is on the left, just past the Chuckanut Gallery.|
|Connelly Creek Trail (1)||Meet at the Trailhead at Donovan and 30th. Park on street near trailhead.|
|Cornwall Park (1)||Enter Cornwall Park from Cornwall Avenue (not Meridian!) Walk will start from the parking lot at the restrooms.|
|Elizabeth Park (1)||* From I-5, head west on Meridian. Turn right on Squalicum Parkway. Proceed down Parkway about 1 mile. Turn right at West St., there is Squalicum Creek Park sign at the entrance. Large parking lot is ahead
* When coming from Roeder, past LFS store, road becomes Squalicum Parkway. Follow Squalicum and turn left at West St. and Park Entrance
|Fairhaven Park Trail (2)||From Old Fairhaven Parkway, turn south onto 12th Street (Chuckanut Drive) and go south about ½ mile to Fairhaven Park. Meet in parking lot near tennis courts.|
|Fairhaven Village (1)||Meet at trailhead on 10th and Mill in Fairhaven, across from Village Books and Green|
|Lake Padden (1)||From I-5, exit on Samish Way South. Follow Samish Way about .3 mile. Turn right into north park entrance just before flashing yellow light. Meet at parking lot near swimming beach restrooms.|
|Lake Whatcom North Shore (1)||From the intersection of Alabama Street and North Shore Drive, go north on North Shore Drive to the “Lake Whatcom Park” sign (7.2 miles). Turn left at the sign and proceed .5 miles to parking lot for North Lake Whatcom Trailhead which is on the left.
|Marine Park (1)||In Fairhaven, head down Harris Avenue toward the Ferry Terminal. Turn left onto Fourth Street across from the train station. Park on the street on that first block.|
|Memorial Park (1)||Meet at Starbucks, 2915 Newmarket Place on the Haggen's Parking Lot side in Barkley Village. Barkley Village is just south of the intersection of Woburn & Barkley across from the Barkley Regal Theater.|
|Squalicum Creek Park (1)||* From I-5, head west on Meridian. Turn right on Squalicum Parkway. Proceed down Parkway about 1 mile. Turn right at West St., there is Squalicum Creek Park sign at the entrance. Large parking lot is ahead
* When coming from Roeder, past LFS store and it becomes Squalicum Parkway. Turn left at West St. and Park Entrance
|Squalicum Harbor (1)||Meet at waterfront parking lot at 1801 Roeder Ave north of the Loft Restaurant|
|Stimpson Reserve (3)||From I-5, go east on Lakeway Drive ( about 4 miles ). Turn right on Austin St/Lake Louise Road. Continue about 1 ¾ miles to the boulder-lined parking lot on the left (sign not too visible). Once on the trail, always head right.
|Sunset Pond (1)||From I-5, head west on Meridian to Cornwall Park Entrance at Meridian and Squalicum Parkway, proceed to parking lot.|
|Whatcom Falls LEFT (2)||From I-5, head east on Lakeway Drive, go past Bayview Cemetery. Take left at signal onto Silver Beach Rd. to parking lot.|
|Whatcom Falls RIGHT (2)||From I-5, head east on Lakeway Drive, go past Bayview Cemetery. Turn left at signal onto Silver Beach Rd. to parking lot.|