Directions to Walks

Follow the signs – you can’t go wrong. 

Our walks start promptly at 8:30 A.M. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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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Walk Directions

Name of the WalkDirections
Special WalksThese walks may last longer. Check News Posts for directions
Arboretum at Sehome Hill (3)From I-5, take exit 252,and turn left on Bill McDonald Pkwy from Samish Way. (toward the University). Turn north on 25th from Bill McDonald Parkway and continue up the hill on Arboretum Drive to the parking lot at top.
Arroyo ParkMeet 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,in Barkley Village.Barkley Village.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.
Bloedel Donovan (1)From Lakeway go east, left on Electric to 2214 Electric Ave
Chuckanut Falls (3 - HIking poles are handy)
Chuckanut Trail (1)
For both of these walks we 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.
Clayton Beach Park at Clayton Beach parking lot. Take Chuckanut trail North.
Connelly Creek TrailMeet at Park & Ride on 32nd Street (west of Hwy 5 behind Farmers Co-op)
Cornwall ParkEnter Cornwall Park from Cornwall Avenue (not Meridian!) Walk will start from the parking lot at the restrooms.
Fairhaven Park TrailFrom 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. The walk goes to the right on Interurban Trail.
Fairhaven Village (1)Meet at trailhead on 10th and Mill in Fairhaven, across from Village Books and Green
Lake Padden (1)I-5 to Samish Way south. Road curves east at 46th St. In 0.3 mi. turn right into north park entrance just before flashing yellow light. Meet at parking lot near swimming beach restrooms. swimming beach restrooms.
Squalicum Creek Park (1)* From I-5 to Guide Meridian, take Meridian in the direction of the ocean, not the mall. Watch for Squalicum Parkway on your right. 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.
Marine Park (1)In Fairhaven, head down Harris Avenue toward the Ferry Terminal. Walk will start at Amtrak Railroad Station (just east of the train tracks.)
North Lake Whatcom Trailhead (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.
Carpooling: Those wishing to carpool should meet at Bloedel Donovan Parking lot at least15 minutes prior to the walk and carol from there to the trailhead.
Squalicum Harbor (1)Meet at waterfront parking lot at 1801 Roeder Ave.
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.
Carpooling: Those wishing to carpool should meet in the Lakeway Inn parking lot (off Lakeway at I-5) at least 15 minutes before the walk to carpool from there.
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. Walk across the bridge, past the falls, and go to the left.
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. Walk across the bridge, past the falls and go to the right.


Through the woods and across the creek - Margo's Trail.

Through the woods and across the creek – Margo’s Trail.