Ferndale, WA Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Cascade Trail

22.9 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Centennial Trail (WA)

30 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Railroad Trail

3.5 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Tommy Thompson Trail

3.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Bay to Baker Trail (Bellingham)

1.4 mi
State: WA
Gravel, Sand

Guemes Channel Trail

1.2 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Gravel

Interurban Trail (Bellingham)

6.7 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Kulshan Creek Trail

2.9 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete

Padilla Bay Shore Trail

2.2 mi
State: WA
Gravel

South Bay Trail

2.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Squires Lake Trail

0.4 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Whitehorse Regional Trail

26.6 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Gravel

Hertz Trail

3.1 mi
State: WA
Gravel

Bay to Baker Trail (Maple Falls to Glacier)

7.5 mi
State: WA
Dirt, Gravel

Semiahmoo Parkway Trail

3.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Bay to Baker Trail (Everson)

1.6 mi
State: WA
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Larrabee Trail

1 mi
State: WA
Crushed Stone

Peace Portal Community Trail

1.1 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

State Route 20 Arboreta Trail

1.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview  The Cascade Trail runs for 23 miles between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete and follows the Skagit River as it parallels State Route 20 into the Cascade foothills of northwest Washington....
WA 22.9 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Overview  History lures visitors to the Centennial Trail, which runs for thirty miles through Snohomish County, Washington. Trail users are reminded of old-time river and railroad settlements in...
WA 30 mi Asphalt
The Railroad Trail through east Bellingham runs for more than 3 miles between the city's Bloedel Donovan Park and Memorial Park, providing an off-road alternative to the cross-town route of Alabama...
WA 3.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Though relatively short at 3.3 miles, the Tommy Thompson Trail stands tall in the ferry port of Anacortes for its notable 2,000-foot-long paved trestle spanning picturesque Fidalgo Bay. Enjoyed...
WA 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Bellingham segment of the Bay to Baker Trail runs for 1.4 miles along an abandoned railroad right-of-way between Little Squalicum Park on Bellingham Bay and Northwest Avenue. The trail is sand and...
WA 1.4 mi Gravel, Sand
Guemes Channel Trail will link downtown Anacortes, the Tommy Thompson Trail, and the San Juan Ferry. Both trails offer shoreline routes along old rail corridors. The Guemes Channel Trail is...
WA 1.2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Spectacular views across Bellingham Bay to the San Juan Islands and beyond reward visitors of this Interurban Trail. All they have to do is find a clearing along the wooded path that runs a fairly...
WA 6.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Kulshan Creek Trail links Mount Vernon's downtown area with commercial and residential areas. Use the trail to access schools, parks, natural areas and community gardens. The Kulshan Trail runs...
WA 2.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Padilla Bay Shore Trail offers a gravel route of just over 2 miles atop a dike along the Padilla Bay in Northwest Washington. Adventurers will enjoy the scenic natural setting only about 70 miles...
WA 2.2 mi Gravel
The South Bay Trail is a tourist's dream and a sweet summer spot for locals. The small city of Bellingham, 20 miles from the Canadian border, lies between 10,781-foot Mount Baker and Bellingham Bay...
WA 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Squires Lake Trail offers a short, but scenic, route along a former railroad grade about 13 miles south of Bellingham, the largest city in Whatcom County. The surface is dirt and gravel, but the...
WA 0.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
Closure Notice: Between the Centennial Trail (western endpoint) and the Trafton trailhead and just east of 435th street in Darrington are closed as of September 11th, 2023 due to washouts. See...
WA 26.6 mi Ballast, Gravel
The Hertz Trail (also known as the North Lake Whatcom Trail) follows the eastern shoreline of Washington's fourth largest freshwater lake. The relatively flat, fine-gravel pathway traces the former...
WA 3.1 mi Gravel
The Maple Falls to Glacier segment of the Bay to Baker Trail traces the route of the former Bellingham Bay Railroad between two small Washington towns not far from the Canadian border. The trail...
WA 7.5 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Semiahmoo Parkway Trail blends the beauty of the Pacific Northwest's famous landscapes in one trip. The trail begins in the wooded Semiahmoo uplands and descends to Drayton Harbor and the...
WA 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Everson section of the Bay to Baker Trail runs for more than 1.5 miles from the unincorporated community of Strandell to Everson's downtown along an abandoned rail corridor. The trail is adjacent...
WA 1.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Larrabee Trail in the Fairhaven suburb of Bellingham runs for 1 easy mile over rolling terrain. The trail meanders along Lower Padden Creek from the Port of Bellingham Marine Park by the water...
WA 1 mi Crushed Stone
Jogging, rollerblading, walking dogs, pushing strollers and riding bikes are some of the ways that residents of Blaine take advantage of the Peace Portal Community Trail. At 10-feet wide, the trail...
WA 1.1 mi Asphalt
The State Route 20 Arboreta Trail—also known as the Highway 20 Trail—was developed in the 1970s after a donation of the right-of-way to the City of Burlington by a private citizen. The trail, which is...
WA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Recent Trail Reviews

Whitehorse Regional Trail

Trafton to Oso Memorial and Back, June, 2024

June, 2024 by respite_tl

Have ridden the Whitehorse a number of times and enjoyed it each time. Trail is still closed between the Centennial Trail at Arlington and Trafton due to a slide. Its lightly used and a bit rough between Trafton and the Hwy 530 crossing where a short 2.3 mi paved section starts. It does smooth out a bit after the pavement and I always enjoy the bridges, river views, and mountains. The trail is paved thru the Oso Memorial to C Post Road. We were glad to see the memorial is finished and it is quite beautiful. It pays tribute to the 43 people who died as a result of the March 22, 2014, slide. Plan to spend a some time looking at the touching remembrances, there are bike racks, please don't ride your bike.

The trail does continue on to Darrington, but the times I've started from the memorial it was a bit overgrown. Plus there is a slide closer to Darrington. We plan to try it this summer.

Centennial Trail (WA)

Snohomish Centennial Trail

May, 2024 by surfintrekie_tl

I rented a bike from the Snohomish Bike shop on Pine Ave. The shop is right next to the trail. I cycled the trail to the end at Nakashima Heritage Barn North Trailhead, about 29 miles from the bike shop, I cycled back to Snohomish. there are lots of trailheads all have either a restroom or a portapotty. However, none of the drinking fountains were working, the bike shop rent a bike only had one water bottle cage. In Arlington there is an art walk and a nice coffee stop. my ride ended at 62.6 miles. A bucket list ride

Whitehorse Regional Trail

white horse trail

October, 2023 by jemaeandray

Rode the trail from darrington to trafton with a car at both ends on a bluebird day. Blue sky, fall colors, salmon swimming upstream. What a day! Enjoyed the eastern half of the trail a bit more than the western half. It was more wooded and further away from Hwy 530. It was also narrower so difficult to ride abreast. Eastern half is all gravel while western half has several extended paved sections. Don’t know how those decisions were made. Crossed well over a dozen bridges/trestles on the trail. The bridges were slick as snot due to wet leaves so use caution

Accordion

Cascade Trail

Autumn Ride on Cascade Trail, WA

October, 2023 by cmartindunlop

Did most of this trail today (starting in Sedro-Woolley)—38.2 miles in total. We turned around just before Hurn Field Conservation Area. There’s a big tree down across the trail at Hamilton Junction but you can get over it (although tough lifting a 65 pound e-bike). There’s also a partially collapsed trestle bridge over a creek that had no water in it. No problem still getting over bridge—just have to get off your bike. Overall, a beautiful trail that is in pretty good shape. One area has some deep ruts. Fall colors of deciduous trees were wonderful. Trail got less and less busy as we got closer to Concrete but not busy for a sunny Sunday. Some parts you’re close to Hwy. 20 unfortunately.

Interurban Trail (Bellingham)

Closed?

August, 2023 by aureycorreia

I was trying to do this trail but once you get out of fairhaven, there is a closed bridge and no clear way around it unfortunately. I ended up just doing some road biking instead. Other then that i really enjoyed the sections of the trail that were accessible.

Semiahmoo Parkway Trail

Beautiful area, but really rough trail

June, 2023 by shouser

We started our ride from the Birch Bay State Park and headed north around the Semiahmoo area on Birch Point Road, Which connects to this trail right before it goes out onto the spit. We tried biking down the trail and back up the hill from the spit and found it very difficult with all the tree roots that have made the path very uneven and unsafe, when traveling at any speed. It’s a beautiful walking trail, but not so great for biking.

Tommy Thompson Trail

We rode this Trail all the way far past where it says it's closed at the RV Park across the bay on the walk/ bike Bridge to the street

June, 2023 by boatniks

We rode this Trail all the way far past where it says it's closed at the RV Park across the bay on the walk/ bike Bridge to the street

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.

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.

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