ElevationAscent: 44' 13 m
Descent: -44' -13 m
High: 111' 34 m
Low: 94' 29 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
Current trail conditions
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“This often-overlooked Lynden city park offers a forested oasis amidst intensive agriculture.”— Jim Breezely
A grove of old growth Douglas-fir and western red cedar still stands in the northeast quadrant of the park. The remainder appears to be naturally regenerated second growth, relatively mature and with a minimal mid-story that gives the forest an unusually open character. Salmon-bearing Bertrand Creek and its floodplain along the east margin of the park breaks the flat, albeit somewhat hummocky, forest covering the rest of the park.
Berthusen provides an especially enjoyable run during the winter for the forest lover, when the mountains are harder to access. Unlike trails closer to Bellingham, expect minimal company outside of the warm season.
Don't worry about a missed turn along the way. A little disorientation here is half the fun. Getting truly lost is nigh impossible. Trail maps are scattered throughout the park at major junctions and will clarify your location.
Land Manager: City of Lynden Parks