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Sehome Hill Arboretum

Address: Bill McDonald Pkwy at 25th Street, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #17 of 26 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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Bellingham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There are plenty of hiking trails throughout this wooded park and it is easy to loose your sense of direction. Keep going uphill though, and you will eventually reach the tower which offers some very nice viewing of Mt. Baker, the Two Sisters, and Bellingham Bay. The tower is a wooden structure, is quiet sturdy and very easy to climb... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great for bird watching (woodpeckers galore.) Tends to be super muddy when it rains though as most paths are dirt trails. Trails split through wooded areas and generally a great way to take in a Pacific Northwest rainforest. Eerie at night time and very quiet.

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Independence, Oregon, USA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The name describes it well... an arboretum on a hill. With trails that circle the hill, a lookout with a great view, and easy access from roads at the base and to the top (or very close to the top), there are plenty of choices. I enjoy the up and down options, but one can follow a countour and enjoy... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you like a stroll through the trees with runners, high school cross country team, and dogs (but no bikes allowed), these trails are for you. Trails wind up & down & along a hill in the trees. A bore.

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bellingham, WA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One can drive practically to the tower or enter on trails from campus. We took this walk today from the trail head at the end of Jersey Street. Our goal was the tower since we had heard that some clearing of trees had taken place, allowing for a better view. The view is still mostly blocked from the tower by... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This little fun hike is great for kids they will love it. Also dogs will enjoy the hike and they will have lots of fun. The view is great too have fun!

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Wharton, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

First of all it's free! Wonderful place to walk among huge trees, ferns, secluded landscape. We went to the tower and climbed for the view, however, the tall trees and forest obstruct a lot of what you would expect to see.

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Springfield, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I found there to be some very good wooded trails and the look out tower was nice to catch a view. A very good way to get out into nature if the time doesn't allow you to venture further.

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Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Didn't know what to expect, but found lots of hiking trails, a tower and "quiet rocks" (a bit of a mystery), as well as a tunnel through a rock. Very scenic high up over Bellingham.

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Bellingham, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

There is a wonderful network of trails with moderate elevation gains right in the middle of Bellingham. Climb the view tower for peeks of Mt. Baker, the city and the bay. Planned view trimming of the trees should soon expand the vista.

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