Take caution and check for road closures due to wildfires in the North Cascades.

Urban Running Routes

  • South Bay Trail: 2.5 miles each way (5 miles round trip) – This run takes you along Bellingham Bay and across Taylor Dock over the Bay itself. Start in Fairhaven at the Village Green and go north, or start at Boundary Bay Brewery and go south. It’s a spectacular run on a sunny day with views of Lummi Island, the Chuckanut Mountains, and all the activities that the sea provides.
  • Cornwall Park: 1.1 mile loop – Cornwall Park has a wonderful rolling trail through the woods of this popular park, as well as a few secondary trails that make for a forested, quiet run in the middle of town.
  • Interurban Trail: 2 miles each way (4 miles round trip) – From the Fairhaven Village Green, head south on 10th Street to the trailhead, and follow the Interurban Trail south. This run meanders through Padden Creek area then towards the south part of town in the forest. Railroad graded hills and a forgiving crushed gravel path make this run forgiving and fun!
  • Interurban Trail to Larrabee State Park (Continuation of the Interurban run): 7 miles one way (14 miles round trip) - Continue down the hill and into Arroyo Park, running along beautiful Chuckanut Creek. Then climb back out of the valley onto the Interurban trail south to Larrabee State Park. If this is a little long, but sounds amazing, there is also parking at Arroyo Park, which will cut off 4 miles.
  • Lake Padden: 2.6 miles around the lake – This rolling terrain run is another Bellingham staple. Run around beautiful Lake Padden, and let all the activities on the lake take away the effort of the day. There are also well marked technical trails in the surrounding hills, which are much more vigorous.
  • Railroad Trail from Memorial Park to Whatcom Falls Park/Bloedel Donovan Park: 3 miles one way (6 miles round trip) – This crushed gravel takes you from Memorial Park up towards Lake Whatcom. Views from the Alabama Street pedestrian bridge are amazing (this is an incredible run at sunset) and it eventually leads you into the Whatcom Falls series of trails, if you are looking to add on to this run.
  • Whatcom Falls Park: Trails in and around our signature waterfall and the Whatcom Creek facilities have various distances. There are many little loops you can run, but don't leave without snapping a uniquely Bellingham picture in front of the falls on the historic bridge.
  • Zuanich Point: About 3.5 miles (various distances) – From the parking lot on Roeder and Bellwether Way, this paved path goes around the beautiful Hotel Bellwether, Squalicum Harbor, and then out to Zuanich Point. A beautiful run with breathtaking views of the bay as well as Bellingham and Fairhaven, you can also take an additional path east of Bellwether.
        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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