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Whatcom Falls Park

1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
360 778 7000
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Ranked #1 of 31 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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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

One can go hiking and see waterfalls, and also go to see a river which is at a lower elevation, it is next to various neighborhoods with not much to do except the hiking. One can walk on a flatter trail or go down to the river and back up, or combine both into a circle route.

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Mount Shasta, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Nice little park with great walking to explore. Very well maintained and clean. No place to eat in park but that was ok.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fish hatchery with trails through a wooded area.it was nice to walk around. The bridge over the water was very nice. Great photogenic place what come

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a very pleasant short walk to the first bridge overlooking a lovely waterfall. As a photographer, I thought the bridge was as photo-worthy as the waterfall! A series of short walks and longer ones, and friendly people along the trail.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The falls are truly lovely. There are different sized falls along the trail, most of which contain areas where people can swim. The water is clean and cool, feels nice during the summer. It does get busy but the locals and tourists who go there share the space and are really friendly and aware of others who want to get... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Well maintained trails with a swimming spot and easy accessibility. They also have a fish hatchery which is kinda fun to visit. Be careful of the falls when the water is high.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We've seen a lot in Bellingham and were looking for something more on a hot summer day. Whatcom waterfall park was just perfect. The waterfalls and flowing water made it an almost spa like experience as we relaxed and dipped our feet in. The old bridge is so romantic. We would definitely visit again as time did not permit us... More

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Valrico, Florida
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191 reviews 191 reviews
137 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited the park on our way out to Lake Whatcom. It was a very enjoyable experience. There are ample trails and locations for picnics. We enjoyed the walk out across the old bridge to view the falls and eventually made our way up and around the trails to walk out on the rocks overlooking the falls. The parks seemed... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to this park. We remembered how pretty the waterfalls were and the many walking paths available. The park has an area with a fish hatchery and a pond. There's no fee for parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Perfect spot for a picnic and a little hike. Falls were pretty. Beware of people letting dogs off leash, though.

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