Hiking in Bellingham, WA
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Hiking in Bellingham is nothing short of magnificent. Sweeping views of the San Juan Islands, mossy forests with ferns and deer, beaches with clear water and rocks decorated with colorful starfish are some of the nature’s bounty easily visible from the trails. The Chuckanuts alone provide many hiking opportunities from quickie hikes to overnights.
Fragrance Lake involves a steady climb and some switchbacks to the small lake perfect for jumping in and cooling off. About half way up the trail is the Fragrance Lookout, which offers some of the best views in Bellingham.
For a more difficult hike, head for Pine and Cedar Lakes. At the top of a strenuous uphill jaunt, you get two dreamy petite lakes surrounded by forest and rock. This is one of the few places in the Chuckanuts that you can camp. Don’t get discouraged by the 1,300-foot climb in the first 1.7 miles. Feel like camping? Take advantage of four available (and secluded) spots. Be sure to bring a water filter as there are no facilities.
Lost Lake was named appropriately...you seemingly lose yourself as you cut up into the Chuckanut Mountains and encounter a lake just when you think there is no end in sight. Absolutely mesmerizing forest adventure.
This trail is possibly the toughest 1 - 2 mile uphill stretch in the Chuckanuts, but the views are rewarding.
Oyster Dome is the picture-perfect destination hike of Bellingham. A gorgeous hike up to a viewpoint over the bay with climbing routes on the rock face!
The trail to Chuckanut Falls is a serene hike and casual run that features a small cascading waterfall near the northern mouth of the Chuckanut Mountains.
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