Sunset, still coming too early this time of year, as viewed over distant Bellingham Bay from the top of King Mountain was none-too-colorful at the end of this day's hike.
Getting there and other notes: To get to the top of King Mountain, from Meridian Street take Kellogg Road east and follow it up the hill past the King Mountain Church and on through a small neighborhood until you reach James Street Road. Turn left on James Street Road and follow it until it turns into Gooding Road. Climb Gooding Road until you reach the top where the road dead ends at the Verizon cell towers. The entrance is just to the right of the Verizon fence. If the gate is open, visitors drive in until they reach a small parking lot. When the gate is closed, visitors park in the gravel area outside the Verizon fence. The trails are assessible just past the parking lot. Because it is only a possible future park, the trails are not regularly maintained but do seem to be get enough use to keep them fairly easy to navigate.