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Sehome Hill Arboretum

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It's hard to tell by exploring, but the arboretum's history was shaped by coal mining and logging long ago. Fortunately, the area is much more tranquil today and the park serves as a forested backstop to Western Washington University who owns the land.

Visitors are able to drive to the top for a short run to the observation tower with it's somewhat shrouded views of the bay and Canadian Mountains. Or, to better experience the arboretum's terrain, vegetation, and animals head out on one of the many trails that crisscross the beautiful slopes, depressions, and ridgelines.

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The arboretum's easy proximity and scenic surroundings make it particularly well suited to trail runners looking for a natural environment that's close to home. An assortment of trails and various tread types make it pretty easy to build a loop to taste.

Trails in Sehome Hill Arboretum - 10

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0.5 mi 0.8 km #1South Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Bellingham, WA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #2Miller Hall Trail
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Bellingham, WA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #3Tower Trail
Easy
Bellingham, WA
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Huntoon Trail
Easy
Bellingham, WA
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5Douglas Fir Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Easy/Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
0.1 mi 0.1 km #6Quiet Rock Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Easy/Intermediate
0.1 mi 0.1 km Bellingham, WA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #7South Campus Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Easy/Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.4 km Bellingham, WA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #8Tunnel Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.9 km #932nd Street Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Easy/Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.9 km Bellingham, WA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #10North Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Easy/Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.4 km Bellingham, WA

Photos of Sehome Hill Arboretum - 6

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Get ready for lots of ferns along the Miller Hall Trail.
Jan 11, 2018 near Bellingham, WA
Close trees along the Quiet Rock Trail.
Jan 11, 2018 near Bellingham, WA
View from the top of the observation tower on an overcast winter afternoon.
Jan 11, 2018 near Bellingham, WA
A variety of vegetation keeps Sehome Arboretum looking lush year-round.
Jan 11, 2018 near Bellingham, WA
You'd hardly guess this trail skirts the road to the top of the hill.
Jan 11, 2018 near Bellingham, WA
The small tunnel near the parking lot makes a nice detour on the way to the observation tower.
Jan 11, 2018 near Bellingham, WA

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