Day Hike - Lake Whatcom Park


Day Hike - Lake Whatcom Park

The Hertz Trail has two bridges and miles of hiking along a sparkling lake with beach access. There are old growth trees, cliffs, and historical information about the Hertz Trail.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.2
  • Elevation Gain: 122 ft
  • Pace: Casual

Cedar and Grove park and ride, 72nd St and Cedar Ave, Marysville 98270 at 7:30 am. Directions will be emailed to participants Thursday after the hike closes.

This is a great beginner hike. There will be time for rest breaks, pictures, and time to stop and look at flowers, trees, mushrooms, or anything else we find interesting. It's not the destination it's the journey. There is beach access if you would like to bring a towel and take a dip in the lake.  If you can't hike slow, you may be happier on another hike.

Plan on stopping after the hike for a bite to eat. 


Lake Whatcom Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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