Interurban Trail (Bellingham)

Travel on part of an old trolley line from Fairhaven to Larrabee State Park that connects parks and greenbelts in Bellingham and Whatcom County. It's a 6.6 mile, multi-use "Rails to Trails" trail for walkers, hikers, runners, bikers, and horses. Enjoy views of the San Juan Islands and take spur trails to mountain vistas, lakes and beaches.

Getting There

Fairhaven Park

Take Exit 250 off of I-5 and drive west on SR-11 (Old Fairhaven Road) for 1.3 miles. Turn left onto 12th Street to stay on SR-11, drive 0.2 mile and turn left into Fairhaven Park. There's plenty of parking here, so this is the better trailhead near the northern end of the trail.

Rotary Trailhead (Fairhaven)

Take Exit 250 off of I-5 to Exit 250 and drive west on Old Fairhaven Parkway/SR-11. The Rotary Trailhead in on the left in ~0.9 mile, just past 20th Street. The end of the trail in Fairhaven is 0.6 mile west of the trailhead.

Arroyo Park

From Bellingham: Take Exit 250 off of I-5 south of Bellingham and turn west onto Old Fairhaven Parkway. Drive 0.1 mile, turn left onto 30th St and drive 1 mile (30th St becomes 32nd St).  Turn right onto Old Samish Rd, drive 0.2 miles to Arroyo Park (200 ft).
From Mount Vernon: Take Exit 246 off of I-5 north of Mount Vernon and drive 4.2 miles west on Old Samish Rd to Arroyo Park (200 ft).

Larrabee State Park

From Bellingham: Take Exit 250 off of I-5 south of Bellingham and turn west onto Old Fairhaven Parkway. Drive 0.1 mile, turn left onto 30th St and drive 1 mile (30th St becomes 32nd St).  Turn right onto Old Samish Rd, drive 0.6 mile, turn left onto Chuckanut Drive (SR-11) and drive 4.1 miles south to the  Larrabee State Park Campground.
From Mount Vernon: Take Exit 231 off of I-5 north of Mount Vernon and drive 14.5 miles north on Chuckanut Drive (SR-11) to the Larrabee State Park Campground.

On the Trail

The Interurban Trail runs 6.6 miles between Fairhaven and Larrabee State Park. Start at any of the trailheads and explore part of all of the trails and it's many spurs and side trails to mountain vistas, lakes, beaches, parks, and greenbelts.

Notes

  • The Interurban Trail is a multi-use trail for hikers, bikers, and horses.

Land Managers

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Trail Running, Urban Walking
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: *Varies*
  • Length: 13.4 mi
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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