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Explore the best rated trails in Bellingham, WA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Olympic Discovery Trail and Larrabee Trail. With more than 21 trails covering 198 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Interurban Trail (Bellingham)

NOT wheelchair friendly…

October, 2022 by deansmith4

…At least not at the south end. The surface is irregular gravel with rocks large enough to knock you out of your chair. Barely wide enough for a chair but not for passing bikes.

Tommy Thompson Trail

This amazing trail is unfortunately closed due to a fire that engulfed the wooden structure.

September, 2022 by mduryee2

This amazing trail is unfortunately closed due to a fire that engulfed the wooden structure.

Cascade Trail

Cascade Trail

September, 2022 by diane82256

I loved this trail. We had access to this trail right outside of our Thousand Trails Campground. So peaceful with very little traffic. I got on the trail near Birdsview and went east. If you went west you were weaving in and out of traffic on a busy 2 lane Hwy. most of the way to Sedro-Wooly.

Accordion

Olympic Discovery Trail

The Best!

August, 2022 by loraleecampbell

I spent three days exploring different sections of this trail. So beautiful and well maintained!

Olympic Discovery Trail

Sequim to Port Angelos

July, 2022 by whstanhope

We had a great ride from Sequim to Port Angelos and back—about 40 miles. Be aware that a section of the trail is closed and you must detour where they are replacing a bridge. TRAIL SECTION CLOSURE AHEAD The Olympic Discovery Trail crossing over the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park, between Carlsborg and Sequim, is CLOSED for construction of a trail bridge extension from: July 5 - September 30, 2022 You will not be able to cross the bridge! NOTE: Travel around the closure area requires use of public roads. roads that have no sidewalks or bike lanes and contain road sections with no shoulders or narrow shoulder widths. 0 Old Olympic Hwy Heath Rd. Closed Trail Area W. Hendrickson Rd. Olympic Discovery Trail Kendall Rd.

Cascade Trail

Be prepared

June, 2022 by ontheroadcouple

Spring riding can be a bit tricky, some of the trail is under water and waterproof shoes are very beneficial.
But other then that it is a beautiful trail and looking forward on riding it again.

Cascade Trail

Nice surprise ride out of concrete

May, 2022 by ynzwncyxv8

We did not know that this trail was there and were in concrete. We ping the bird view diner but did not want to take the main road on our bikes. To our pleasant surprise we found this trail. It is a well maintained gravel path. Only issue we hit was a bit where it had washed out but there were planks just off the trail for us to cross on our bikes. Planning to do the full length in the future.

Whitehorse Trail

Whitehorse Trail-Heads Up!!

April, 2022 by madronameadows

The trail is closed from a wash out starting in Arlington. We parked in the first designated parking area 11 miles East of Arlington. We headed West towards Arlington to see where it was closed and why. Shortly after starting out we came to an intersection of a county road just before the first highway crossing. We were greeted by a BIG white-possibly Pyrenees Dog which came after us barking, growling and snapping at our legs. The rest of our ride way uneventful but we had to pass the area with the dog to get back to our car. We luckily have electric bikes and when we came back to the area the dog was standing in the middle of the trail. We used our power assist to speed past the dog which came after us but couldn't keep up.

Snohomish County Centennial Trail

Excellent trail, great conditions

March, 2022 by gerald.hawkins

I rode the entire trail, up and back. The surface of the trail is nearly all in excellent shape. The grades are mild and none are very long. The street crossings in Snohomish are mostly very easy. Further up, in Arlington, the street crossings are not quite as safe. The trail has plenty of places to stop and restrooms at key locations. The trail passes through some very pretty forest and farm country. There are markets and coffee shops in two or three places. There are several excellent places for a lunch stop. I spotted eagles twice. To avoid the traffic on the Snohomish end, consider parking at Machias Road access (Three Lakes exit from Highway 2). Going up and back from Machias or Pilchuck parking areas gives approximately 50 miles up and back instead of 61.

Olympic Discovery Trail

spruce railroad

March, 2022 by thomzepe

Beautiful ride.

Olympic Discovery Trail

late September ride

September, 2021 by wreinsel

Started at the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles and went five miles towards Sequim. Picturesque and fair maintenance I’d say. This trail could be a gem with a little TLC. Going the other direction towards Ediz Hook is through an industrial area without much visual interest.

Olympic Discovery Trail

Port Townsend to Rialto Beach

September, 2021 by kfschmidt2

I recently completed the entire trail, with just a few deviations. For starters, take the bus from Four Corners outside Port Townsend to Discovery Bay (about 6 miles). This avoids a narrow busy section with no shoulders. I also took a loop past Tounge Point and Crescent Bay to get off of highway 112 sooner. Finally, I went to Rialto Beach instead of La Push because the reservation is closed due to covid.

Most of the route is on nicely paved asphalt trails. I camped at Squim Bay Stte park, Fairholme and Mora cpamgrounds in Olympic NP. At Squim Bay, reserve the bike in site, as it is much cheaper than a regular campsite. The best section is past Lake Crescent, one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. Fairholme campground does not have an obvious route connecting to the trail. You need to get off the trail several miles before and take the gravel road closer to the lake.

There is about 10 miles on highway 101 that's not great, and a shorter stretch on highway 112, but the rest of the route is great. There is bus service from Forks all the way back to Port Townsend for 3 bucks.

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