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Address: 1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
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Great day hike or stroll

Besides the Falls which are beautiful there are many trails for easy to a bit more moderate hiking. Try the 100 steps to get your heart rate up. The sound of the falls is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Besides the Falls which are beautiful there are many trails for easy to a bit more moderate hiking. Try the 100 steps to get your heart rate up. The sound of the falls is wonderful.

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Oklahoma City, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great little get away in the middle of the city. Take a hike, enjoy the foliage and the river. The old bridge makes for a great photography spot.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my favorite parks in town. The trails are excellent and the falls are spectacular! Standing on the old stone bridge watching the water cascade over the falls is breathtaking!

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A series of beautiful cascades, surrounded by woodland and miles of trails right in Bellingham. Do go for sunny day big views--this is a good trail to excape the heat or on a dreary day, its shelter is wonderful and beauty close up. The more rain, the bigger the cascades. Connects to another wonderful park on Lake Whatcom, as well... More 

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Olalla, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great urban park where you can get as close to the water as you like. (Hold on to your little ones!) There are easy and more difficult trails, but the falls are very close to parking, so you don't have to walk far to see them. This time of year the falls were pretty fast. There's also... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You only have to walk 3 minutes to see a beautiful falls and river. The path is paved for a bit and you can stand on the bridge to see the falls.There is a short loop walk that follows the river. The park area associated with the falls is also very nice.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park in the middle of residential area, lots of easy walking trails, and of course the falls. Not the grandest, or biggest waterfall, but super busy and popular with the locals. Lots of Greenspan, easy to enjoy nature even when busy. Nice place to spend some time to relax.

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Bellingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whatcom Falls Park is nestled in the city and has easy trails for the family, an abundance of birds all year round, beautiful falls, a duck pond, two playgrounds for kids, clean bathrooms and basketball and tennis courts. It is free and open during daylight hours.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scenic walking trails and space for introspection. Trout pools and a fishing pond for young folks. Outstanding waterfalls.

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Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this park! It's like stepping into an old growth forest (well that's because it is). Great for a dog walk. The falls are stunning: winter- frozen and furious, summer- glistening and rapid. The remnant of the old railroad trestle to the long-gone lake mill, the pond, hatchery, and the different paths all add to the charm.

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