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119 mi 192 km of trail 11 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 78 Trails Intermediate Trails 36 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

Nestled between Lake Whatcom and the bay, Bellingham is outrageously well-stocked with recreational opportunities. The seven different sports that make up the annual Ski to Sea Race stages are a great showcase of the variety of activities that can be enjoyed in this small city. In addition to plenty of local parks, the town also boasts Washington's oldest state park, nearby Larrabee State Park. The multitude of outdoor activities combined with an active restaurant and brewery scene, make this small town a recreational mecca that visitors won't want to miss.

Visiting Tips

Spring and fall are especially good times to visit the trails in and around Bellingham, and the summer is great too. A milder climate means that trails can generally be enjoyed year-round as long as runners comes prepared with the right gear and a willingness to tolerate some rain.

Camping & Lodging

Bellingham has an assortment of hotels, such as the adventurer friendly Heliotrope Hotel, but not many camping options besides Larrabee State Park.

Food & Drink

There's no lack for post-trail food and libations. Bellingham is well stocked in the brewery and restaurant department, so the biggest challenge may be choosing just one to try. Visit Bellingham Whatcom County's website for a list.

Featured Runs in Bellingham - 11

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Favorite San Juan Islands

Oyster Dome Loop

8.3 mi 13.4 km • Loop • 1,971 ft Ascent 600.87 m Ascent

Singletrack Bow, WA

( 42 )
Favorite Navigating the most technical part during the Chuckanut 50k.

Chuckanut 50k

31.4 mi 50.6 km • Loop • 4,341 ft Ascent 1323.1 m Ascent

Singletrack Bellingham, WA

( 2 )
Favorite Winding section towards the top of Fragrance Lake Trail.

Fragrance Lake Half Marathon

13.9 mi 22.4 km • Point to Point • 2,731 ft Ascent 832.53 m Ascent

Singletrack Bellingham, WA

( 2 )
Favorite Looking East at Deception Pass.

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail: Oyster Dome-Deception Pass

37.8 mi 60.9 km • Point to Point • 1,266 ft Ascent 385.84 m Ascent

Singletrack Bow, WA

( 1 )
Favorite View from North Butte Trail

North Butte from Lower Blanchard Hill Trailhead

9.8 mi 15.8 km • Loop • 1,666 ft Ascent 507.85 m Ascent

Singletrack Bow, WA

( 4 )
Favorite Cresting the last small hill at the end of the Lake Padden Loop.

Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon

13.7 mi 22.0 km • Point to Point • 1,677 ft Ascent 511.22 m Ascent

Singletrack Geneva, WA

( 2 )
Favorite Navigating the most technical part during the Chuckanut 50k.

Chuckanut Lost Lake Loop

8.1 mi 13.0 km • Loop • 1,182 ft Ascent 360.16 m Ascent

Singletrack Bellingham, WA

( 7 )
Favorite Ashley jogs between the ferns on a mild winter evening.

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve Loop

3.1 mi 4.9 km • Loop • 369 ft Ascent 112.61 m Ascent

Singletrack Sudden Valley, WA

( 4 )
Favorite The next generation of trees rises out of the old growth remains next to this lovely stream.

Squires Lake Park Loop

2.1 mi 3.3 km • Loop • 334 ft Ascent 101.78 m Ascent

Singletrack Alger, WA

( 1 )
Favorite This side of Lookout Mountain has the moss to prove it gets more rain.

Lookout Mountain Preserve Loop

4.0 mi 6.4 km • Loop • 898 ft Ascent 273.86 m Ascent

Singletrack Sudden Valley, WA

( 3 )
Favorite Sunset from Teddy Bear Cove

Teddy Bear Cove Trail

0.5 mi 0.9 km • Out and Back • 191 ft Ascent 58.12 m Ascent

Singletrack Bellingham, WA

( 2 )

Trails in Bellingham - 107

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0.7 mi 1.2 km #1 Rock Trail
Bellingham, WA
0.7 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry - You can also start this trail from the Cyrus Gates overlook and make a loop with the other trails in the area. great little trail, amazing forest and rock formations.
6 days ago
1.3 mi 2.1 km #2 Raptor Ridge
Bellingham, WA
1.3 mi 2.1 km Bellingham, WA
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2.4 mi 3.9 km #3 South Bay Trail
Bellingham, WA
2.4 mi 3.9 km Bellingham, WA
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7.0 mi 11.2 km #4 Interurban Trail
Bellingham, WA
7.0 mi 11.2 km Bellingham, WA
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1.5 mi 2.4 km #5 Whatcom Creek Trail - East
Bellingham, WA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Bellingham, WA
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2.9 mi 4.7 km #6 Chuckanut Ridge Trail
Bellingham, WA
2.9 mi 4.7 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry - You can also start this trail from the Cyrus Gates overlook and make a loop with the other trails in the area. great little trail, amazing forest and rock formations.
6 days ago
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7 Hemlock Trail
Bellingham, WA
2.7 mi 4.4 km Bellingham, WA
Unknown
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0.8 mi 1.2 km #8 Huckleberry
Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
Unknown
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6.3 mi 10.1 km #9 Lost Lake Trail
Bellingham, WA
6.3 mi 10.1 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
85 days ago
0.4 mi 0.6 km #10 Chuckanut Falls Trail
Bellingham, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km Bellingham, WA
Unknown
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1.7 mi 2.7 km #11 Two Dollar
Bellingham, WA
1.7 mi 2.7 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry - Trail is in great shape
73 days ago
1.7 mi 2.7 km #12 Pine and Cedar Lakes Trail
Geneva, WA
1.7 mi 2.7 km Geneva, WA
Unknown
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0.5 mi 0.8 km #13 Fragrance Lake Loop
Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Hiked July 3. Probably 30 others on the trail coming or going. Not much access at the lake but it is beautiful.
12 days ago
1.6 mi 2.6 km #14 Fragrance Lake Trail
Bellingham, WA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Hiked July 3. Probably 30 others on the trail coming or going. Not much access at the lake but it is beautiful.
12 days ago
2.7 mi 4.3 km #15 Lake Padden Loop
Geneva, WA
2.7 mi 4.3 km Geneva, WA
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2.0 mi 3.2 km #16 Chuckanut Trail
Bow, WA
2.0 mi 3.2 km Bow, WA
All Clear
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Dry - Hiked morning of 5-12-19. Kudos to the folks who have put effort into maintaining the trail. It was a fantastic experience!!!
64 days ago
0.9 mi 1.5 km #17 Geneva Pond Loop Trail
Sudden Valley, WA
0.9 mi 1.5 km Sudden Valley, WA
Unknown
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2.5 mi 4.0 km #18 Main Loop Trail
Sudden Valley, WA
2.5 mi 4.0 km Sudden Valley, WA
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #19 Connelly Creek Trail
Bellingham, WA
0.9 mi 1.5 km Bellingham, WA
Unknown
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1.3 mi 2.2 km #20 Cornwall Park
Bellingham, WA
1.3 mi 2.2 km Bellingham, WA
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