Berthusen Park

A former homestead willed to the city of Lynden near Bellingham. Hike 7 miles with 20 feet of elevation gain on a network of trails that wind through old-growth forest. The trails are open to dogs.

getting there

Take Exit 256A off of I-5 in Bellingham and drive north on Meridian St (SR-639). In 11.3 miles, turn left onto W Main St in Lynden. Drive 0.9 mile, turn right onto Berthusen Rd, drive 1.1 miles to Berthusen Park. Turn left into the park and continue 0.2 mile to the trailhead and picnic area.

on the trail

Hike on a network of trails through second growth forests, interesting vintage structures and machinery, and a high-efficiency, large-capacity windmill. Bertrand Creek, which originates in British Columbia, meanders for miles through the park until it empties into the Nooksack River.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Trail Running, Urban Adventure
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 20 ft
  • 110 ft
  • Land Manager: City of Lynden Parks Department
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • see Land Manager
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