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Address: Bellingham, WA
Phone Number: +1 360-902-8844

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Great Hike - Just Do It

I should start off by saying that I hike regularly; like six out of seven days of the week and I try to climb hills to get those calories burned off. We were visiting family... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Rosa, CA
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Santa Rosa, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I should start off by saying that I hike regularly; like six out of seven days of the week and I try to climb hills to get those calories burned off. We were visiting family and need to get some fresh air, so we decided to try the Fragrance Lake hike. We went on an overcast day in November, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't get to the park until after 4 PM. Unfortunately the sunset at about 4:35 PM. The trail that we quickly hiked was heavily treed with peek a boo views of the water. Unfortunately we had to cut our visit short when the sun started to go down.

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BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

this is an interesting spot for inter tidal pools depending on the tide when you're there. Great views, great picture taking spots.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The steady climb on the Fragrance Lake trail is worthwhile. The tranquil lake and wooded surroundings made us forget we live in an urban area. We like that the trailhead was close to the Larabee State Park parking area. We encountered a few others on the trail in early September, but it's not crowded like some of our usual King... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I visit and hike national, state and county parks in Washington State in Skagit, Chelan and Whatcom counties. I am nearly always completely satisfied with trail quality and markings. Larrabee State Park was an unfortunate outlier. There are no clear trail markers, and the trails themselves are neither well-marked or well-maintained. It is not a bad experience hiking there, but... More 

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Perhaps it was because I am not that much used to a wild-life park concept, where you face the intact nature at it's purest (or almost purest); but to me that was a breathtaking experience. We took a hike to a viewpoint overlooking the ocean and nearby islands. All the way the curving trail was surrounded by a phantasmagoric maze... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

At either the boat launch or the park you can walk the shore or the trails along the top. This is a nice place to hear the ocean. There is a fee to park if you do not have a pass.

Thank William O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Gorgeous waterfront picnic spots, rocky or sandy. If you've had enough ocean time, simply head out and cross Chuckanaut Drive to hit up some trails in the hills.

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Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

The scenic route to Bellingham which winds along Samish and Chuckanut Bay is Chuckanut Drive. Take a break from the drive and stop at Larrabee State Park. You can hike to Clayton Beach where there is fishing and boating or spend a couple of hours to climb Chuckanut Mountain or hike around Fragrance Lake and be awed by the towering... More 

Thank Betulaceae
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Beautiful area not to far from Seattle. Lots of hikes. Nice lakes and views. We went to Fragrance Lake. Relatively east trail. You can swim in the lake if you want.

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