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Sehome Hill Arboretum

Bill McDonald Pkwy at 25th Street, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #18 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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Bellingham, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

One thing that is lovely about Bellingham is that there are so many trails and walks in wooded areas without having to leave the city. The arboretum offers a variety of trails that snake all around the mountain and the backside of Western Washington's campus. There is also a small lookout tower that offers a view of the bay on... More

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Washington State
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A great place to walk, run on forested trails right in the middle of town. You may see owls, ravens, pileated wood peckers and more. This is probably the most underutilized green space in town. We are very lucky to have it

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you like walking in the deep gloom of an unbroken Douglas fir forest, you will love this "arboretum." Just keep in mind that it is not an arboretum in the sense conventionally used elsewhere. This is just native monoculture Douglas fir forest, not a variety of trees from around the world. It is not even a climax forest, which... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great for short hardy hikes to stay in shape. While the views aren't the best because of so many amazing trees, the area is just beautiful. You climb a little which is great for the legs and lungs but nothing is particularly difficult. Nice area.

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Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We saw this on a Bellingham map in the motel room, and visited before we left town. Really nice walking trails, well marked and some interesting plaques along the way; good views from some spots.

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