Bellingham is hilly and if you want a challenging run, it’s there for the taking, as well as moderate, flatter routes. Whatcom Falls Park offers easy trails and the meditative sound of the falls. If you want to ratchet up the difficulty, you can gain access to the labyrinth of trails at Galbraith Mountain via the Birch Street Trailhead across Lakeway from the Upper Whatcom Falls parking lot.
The Interurban Trail is a great flat trail with a forest atmosphere that will take you all the way to Larrabee State Park. At Sehome Arboretum, you’ll find groomed trails that are easy access for a quick run that gives you the feeling of being far from the city, and if you head to the top on Huntoon Trail, you’ll get a payoff of some great bay and city views.
Groups: Bellingham Trail Running Club
Retailers: Fairhaven Runners, Klicks
Races/Events: Series Races