Brian Bates

Bellingham, San Francisco, Durango, Seattle

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  1. Interurban Trail - Road Running

    Bellingham

    The Interurban Trail is a beautiful, 13 mile roundtrip pathway for runners and casual cyclists on a wide, flat trail from Bellingham's Fairhaven District to the end of the county line at Larrabee State Park.

  2. Lake Padden - Road Running

    Bellingham

    Lake Padden is one of Bellingham's most popular destinations, for runners, walkers, family cyclists, and paddlers alike.

  3. South Bay Trail and Boulevard Park - Road Running

    Bellingham

    The closest trail to the Bellingham Bay, this flat, gravel-road pathway follows the waterline from Bellingham, through Boulevard Park, and into the Fairhaven District.

  4. Bellingham Farmer's Market

    Bellingham

    Quite possibly one of the best Saturday Markets in the state, the Bellingham Farmer's Market is the ideal place to buy fresh, local produce, meat, and bread, handcrafted goods and clothing, or to snag some great meals from local vendors.

  5. Chuckanut Ridge - Trail Running

    Bellingham

    The Chuckanut Ridge Trail is a ridge line trail through the Chuckanut Mountains that offers gorgeous views of the bay and islands to the West and the Chuckanuts (and Mt. Baker on a clear day) to the East.

  6. Cleator Road Running

    Bellingham

    Cleator Road provides a solid uphill workout that ends with a great view.

  7. Clayton Beach - Climbing

    Bellingham

    There are few better settings for a lazy afternoon of bouldering than a beach flanked by blackberry bushes overlooking Bellingham Bay. Located within 15 minutes of Western Washington University's campus, Clayton Beach is the perfect place for aspiring and experienced climbers to disappear for a while.

  8. Fragrance Lake - Trail Running

    Bellingham

    Fragrance Lake affords a beautiful run/hike up through the surrounding forest, offering a spectacular view of the bay.

  9. Chuckanut Falls - Hiking

    Bellingham

    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.

  10. Lost Lake - Hiking

    Bellingham

    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.

  11. Salal Trail - Trail Running

    Bellingham

    Salal Trail, with its soft terrain and winding turns, has been called the quiet gateway to the Chuckanuts. A beautiful single-track escape from the wider Hemlock and Lost Lake trails.

  12. Lost Lake Loop - Mountain Biking

    Bellingham

    Lost Lake features an awesome loop with some great downhills, roughly 12.5 miles on the map, and touches some of the best parts that the Chuckanuts have to offer.

  13. Galbraith Mountain (North Side) - Mountain Biking

    Bellingham

    Galbraith is known world-wide for its mountain biking, and the north side is a mix of the best cross country and free ride mountain biking you can find.

  14. Galbraith Mountain (South Side) - Mountain Biking

    Bellingham

    The South side of Galbraith is some of the most sublime and technical downhill riding in the Northwest, possibly the country.

  15. Pine and Cedar Lakes - Hiking

    Bellingham

    This trail is possibly the toughest 1 - 2 mile uphill stretch in the Chuckanuts, but the views are rewarding.

  16. Happy Trails

    Bellingham

    The Happy Trails are an unnamed, unmapped web of single-tracks nestled off of the Interurban Trail, perfect for exploratory hiking and trail running.

  17. Sehome Arboretum

    Bellingham

    Sehome Hille Arboretum offers an easy trail running destination, close to downtown.

  18. Teddy Bear Cove - Coastal Paddling

    Bellingham

    Teddy Bear Cove is a gorgeous cove at the base of the Chuckanut Mountains, perfect for sea kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, as well as catching amazing sunsets.

  19. Boulevard Park - Coastal Paddling

    Bellingham

    Boulevard Park is well known for it's grass field, sunsets, and coffee shop. But it secretly has one of the best access points to paddling the Bellingham Bay.

  20. Marine Park

    Bellingham

    Marine Park is the most popular launch site for sea kayaking and paddleboarding in Bellingham.

  21. Boundary Bay Brewing

    Bellingham

    A staple to Bellingham beer and food: brewed in house, Boundary Bay Brewing has easily has some of the best beer and food in town.

  22. Oyster Dome - Hiking

    Bellingham

    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!

  23. Max's Shortcut Loop

    Bellingham

    Hidden on the backside of the Blanchard Mountain and Oyster Dome lookout are some of the fastest flowing single-track mountain bike descents.

  24. Lummi Island - Coastal Paddling

    Bellingham

    Lummi Island easily has some of the best camping and sea kayaking in the area.

  25. Governor Listor Cliff - Climbing

    Bellingham

    With about 11 routes, Governor Listor Cliff is an excellent crag for sport climbing on the side of Blanchard Mountain.