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Whatcom Falls Park

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Whatcom falls

This is one of the most amazing place to go hike when you dont want to drive to far. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
A great escape for an hour or so!

The Falls are high right now so they are a great picture spot. Do not expect a huge fall, it is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bellingham, Washington
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“stone bridge”(44 reviews)
“duck pond”(12 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most amazing place to go hike when you dont want to drive to far. It is literally right in the midst of town.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shewhowanders77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Falls are high right now so they are a great picture spot. Do not expect a huge fall, it is a low falling one but a nice wide one. There is a perfect loop you can take if you go left after you cross...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Waiza007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park, just off busy Lakeway Ave, is a quiet, lush rainforest like woods with easy trails and gorgeous waterfalls. Great for either a quick quiet lunch break or stay the afternoon and explore. There is plenty of parking and a large grassy area for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kdoloresj
Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Both the falls and the park. Wonderful trails and great big trees. Really beautiful old arched stone bridge with moss and bright green little ferns growing on it. The creek is very pretty as well. Nice picnic areas and also covered space. Plenty...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DougandTamiandLacey
Reviewed 16 January 2019

We live close to this beautiful park & go there often. 2 great playgrounds for kids, beautiful hiking trails.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joannbauman
Reviewed 15 January 2019

This park is very easy to access from downtown Bellingham. The night before our visit, there was a very heavy rainfall, so the water falls were very impressive. The trails are well kept with no steep sections. It is obviously very popular with the locals...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

With an upper and lower playground, several trail options, basketball court, and new bike park there is plenty to do all year round. Whatcom falls is especially beautiful in the fall with all the colors. Definitely a must see if you're looking for an outdoor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jennipherb2017
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Whatcom Falls Park is a great place to walk easy trails through the woods. It is particularly wonderful early in the morning when the only sounds you’ll like hear is the rushing creek, waterfallls, and birds chirping.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 653christt
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Beaufifully groomed trails and people pick up after their dogs! Spend 30-90 minutes walking the trails and taking in the falls, trees and interpretive info boards for the fish hatchery. Not great for wheel chairs but doable with a strong person to push but great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Molly M
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Fast get away from daily life. It is in your backyard and absolutely beautiful. Don't miss this piece of nature.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol S
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23 June 2018|
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Response from SandyAmanda | Reviewed this property |
The trail is in the middle of the parking lot to the left if you are driving in. I did not do the whole trail only to the bridge where the main falls are.
15 July 2017|
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Response from Pocahontashiker | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are many places in the park to read a book. If you want to be near the falls, I would of course bring a folding chair or spread a blanket.
25 October 2016|
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Response from Charisse H | Reviewed this property |
you can do in as little as 10 minutes. the falls are right off the parking lot. if you follow the trails you can walk for as long as you'd like.