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Whatcom Falls Park

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Mossy Heaven

This park, just off busy Lakeway Ave, is a quiet, lush rainforest like woods with easy trails and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kdoloresj
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Bellingham, Washington
Spectacular!

Absolutely beautiful. Both the falls and the park. Wonderful trails and great big trees. Really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DougandTamiandLacey
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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days 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 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutley magical. The water falls the traila the other amenities . Amazing veiws of water falls and orher great things a must see for the family

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank neno B
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

It was super windy and threatening rain but it was a nice walk to start our day. The falls are modest but beautiful. I wish we brought our dog, they are allowed on leashes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yvonne C
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Quilt-Shop-Scout
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.
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803sharonw
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.
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jamiemacdonald
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.
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