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Whatcom Falls Park

1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
360 778 7000
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Playgrounds, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Hiking Trails, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Whatcom Falls park is situated around Whatcom creek, which drains Lake Whatcom down to Bellingham Bay. The creek runs through different phases... more »
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Thornton, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I grew up not far from this park - there are two primary entrances: one has ample parking and is over by the fish hatchery and a small playground. The other entrance is by a larger playground and is more of a trailhead. This is my favorite entrance. Not only is the playground delightful, the trailhead entrance allows you to... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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287 reviews 287 reviews
147 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As Canadians who live near the border we visit Bellingham often. One of our favourite hikes is Whatcom Falls Park as the trails are diverse and the falls picturesque. The hatchery near the park is fun for kids too. Bring your camera!

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We took some mountain bikes on the bike path to the falls. The scenery was beautiful with full tree cover. The trails were well marked and smooth. Easy ride for even the most novice of bicyclists.

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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Miles of well-marked trails through beautiful forest, streams and waterfalls, you will think that you've landed in the middle of "The Hobbit". Located three miles from the Lakeway Inn off of Lakeway Drive, Whatcom Falls Park is situated within an easy walk to Lake Whatcom and Bloedel Donovan Park, as well as the trail head to Galbraith Mountain, (great for... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful park, with fish hatchery, miles of beautiful trails, waterfall, picnic tables, barbecue grills, lots to do for kids.

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canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you want an escape from shopping as and sight seeing take a walk through nature. Not only was this great excersize but absolutely brilliant views of waterfalls. The park was well maintained and you could get close to the falls for great pics

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Essex, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I recently returned from Bellingham Washington , to my surprise there is a park right in town that blew me away. Whatcom Falls Park has plenty of parking, a 1 mile walk brings you to the falls where there are 30 foot high cliffs. you can jump off the cliffs into deep pools of cold clear water. I am close... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Whatcom falls park is a great family park with tons of trails for walking, biking or hiking. Designate areas for BBQ and playgrouds. There is also a old abandoned railroad bridge located in the park where the old railroad use to run. Whirlpool Falls is a very popular swimming hole within the park. The falls themselves are only about ten... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A historical park that used to house an inter-urban that ran thru' Bellingham to Lake Whatcom. Some of the rails are still there. Little cement bridge crosses over Whatcom Creek. Word of caution do not wade in the creek as the current is very swift and each year there are fatalities. . Phyllis Kiehn Bellingham, Washington

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Nanaimo, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

When you are all done with the malls and restaurants, take time to enjoy a bit of nature. Easy to find off I-5, take Lakeway Road entrance. A series of waterfalls and swimming holes. Nice sheltered/shaded hiking paths.

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