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Sehome Hill Arboretum

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Nice hike close to the city

Trails are in very good shape, take you through the Washington university grounds, with great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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The Sehome Arboretum is just a wonderful place to hike, walk, run or explore. Many parts of it are... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2019
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All reviews observation tower nice hike great place to hike tunnel woods native parts bay dog
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trails are in very good shape, take you through the Washington university grounds, with great views. The trails extend higher in the hill but we only hiked to the reservoir.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank billiken17
Reviewed January 4, 2019

The Sehome Arboretum is just a wonderful place to hike, walk, run or explore. Many parts of it are off leash, so your dog can have a great time too. This is not a typical arboretum; it is a giant slice of native woods that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank artmomrx
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Lots of wooded and shady trails. Head to the lookout tower for some nice views of the area and bay and the tunnel is kind of fun as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mikeatlarge
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is a great place to hike with many hilly trails and, at the top, a tower you can easily climb up to view the Bay and City. And when you're done, walk down to the WWU campus cafe and have a latte!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barry T
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The arboretum is a nice little get away in the town of Bellingham, close to the university. There's parking below at the entrance and also a small lot up top by the observation tower. Easy trails to follow, some paved some dirt. When it's clear,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 778micheleh
Reviewed August 30, 2017

The trails are well-maintained and beautiful. It was an easty walk with a tunnel and tower to add to the experience.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mary G
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We hiked Oyster Dome two weeks ago. This is a gentle stroll by comparison. There are numerous short loops and trails so you can walk as little or as much as you like. There are some steep parts (From Jersey street the left trail is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Smd1159
Reviewed July 10, 2017

A little disappointing as the trails were overgrown so it was hard to enjoy the surroundings when we were too busy watching our step to ensure we didn't get entangled in bushes/shrubs. The day was also tarnished by some jerk who had left his/her large,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Roamer73
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We planned our walking tour of Bellingham and Fairhaven to include walking through the Arboretum. We approached the Arboretum from the north, via Jersey Street. The climb from that direction is not for the faint of heart. The Arboretum is a lovely place to escape...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Cliff S
Reviewed February 16, 2017

There is a good chance you'll have to share the view with a college kid or two. However, if you get the right time and are alone, it can be extremely peaceful. The walk up is a fairly steep incline, but not difficult. You will...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Shirley M
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Response from Neil J | Reviewed this property |
Yes we drove to the top at the end of the drive. We had tried parking on the East side but there were no parking signs within the residential area. Maybe try around the university as there may be paid parking. Do try again... More