Whatcom Falls

An easy hike on 5.5 miles of trails thru a deep forest and meadow in a Bellingham city park which also includes waterfalls and a pond.

getting there


Take Exit 253 off of I-5 in Bellingham, turn left on Lakeway Dr E and drive 1.4 miles. Turn left onto Silver Beach Rd and continue ~0.5 miles to the parking lot.


Whatcom Transit Routes 11 and 40 serve the park.


  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Trail Running, Urban Walking
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 250 ft
  • 320 ft
  • Land Manager: City of Bellingham Recreation
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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