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Larrabee State Park
pnwhikes > Puget Sound > Bellingham
Larrabee State Park is comprised of 2,683 acres of land with 8,100 feet of shoreline on Samish Bay. Two freshwater lakes are contained in the park, in addition to coves and tidelands. The park features 15 miles of hiking trails, and a variety of locations to witness impressive sunsets. Besides hiking in the park, you can also enjoy fishing, boating, clamming, crabbing, beach combing, bird watching and mountain biking.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Beach 15 mi 3 / 5 9 / 10 0 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses

Accessibility
Year-round

Permits
$5 day-use fee required
 
Driving Directions:
From Seattle, drive north on I-5 to exit 231. Turn left and drive 14.5 miles to the trailhead located inside the park entrance.
Contact Information:
Washington State Parks and Recreation
Larrabee State Park
245 Chuckanut Drive
Bellingham, Wa 98226
Tel: 360.676.2093
http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Larrabee

Maps
USGS Bellingham South
Bellingham South
A waterfall along the trail in the park A view from the top
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Fragrance Lake is a popular destination located in the heart of the Chuckanut Mountains. The trail quickly takes off up the hillside, steeply switching back. You'll cross the Interurban Trail and pick back up the Fragrance Lake trail a few feet t...Read More
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The hike to Pine and Cedar Lakes starts off strenuous for the first 1.5 miles before leveling off at an abandoned railroad grade. From here the trail travels the rest of the way to the lakes. The trail encircles Cedar Lake and also makes its way to a...Read More
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The trail up to Oyster Dome should be clear of snow for most of the winter, but you'll want to watch for ice, especially on the boulders. The route follows the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) as it heads into the Chuckanuts - a small patch of moun...Read More
Oysterdome viewView from the top, January 1st.A nice little waterfall going over the trail.View of trail toward Oyster Dome.
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Hike up a few short switchbacks to an azure lake surrounded by forests and foothills. The park's 84 acres were purchased by Whatcom County and the Whatcom Land Trust in 1995. The park opened in 1997. This is a wonderful place off the beaten...Read More
Squires LakeSquires Lake.Beaver made lake.Beaver markings.The beginning of the trail at Squires Lake Park in Alger, Washington.
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Whatcom Falls Park is 241 acres of pristine land located in the middle of Bellingham near the northwest shores of Lake Whatcom. The roar of the falls can be heard from the moment you exit your car. Follow a paved path and sandstone bridge across What...Read More
meWhatcom FallsWhatcom CreekWhatcom Creek
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The Stimpson Nature Reserve is located in an old growth forest in Bellingham. Numerous small waterfalls, wetlands and ponds can be seen here, making this a haven for wildlife. Casually stroll along the three mile loop as you take in all the views her...Read More
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The Padilla Bay Shore Trail is a bicycle and pedestrian path that travels through a major estuary of the Skagit River and Padilla Bay. This estuary is the most diverse and productive of all estuaries on Puget Sound and it supports one of the largest ...Read More
The Padilla Bay Shore Trail near Mount VernonA bird stands in the water next to the trailA bird perched above the waterPicnic tables yield peaceful views of the birdsMore picnic tables look out to the islands in the waterMarshland near the trailThe peaceful trailA bird near the shore
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Tennant Lake is made up of 624 acres of pristine wetlands, fields, forests and a shallow lake. Here you'll hear the sounds of migratory birds and birdwatchers. The area is jointly managed by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife an...Read More
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Washington Park is a 220 acre city park that is located on a peninsula at the west end of Fidalgo Island. There is plenty to do here, including camping and hiking through the forested hills and meadows. Views from the park are impressive and include ...Read More
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Mount Constitution is Orcas Islands's highest peak, and as you would expect, it offers amazing views. The hike begins by walking 0.25 miles from the trailhead down a dirt road to a boat launch. Follow the trail north from here. At 1.25 miles you ...Read More
A bald eagle through the clouds.The long climb up.The tower at the summit.The view from the top.
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