Whatcom County Parks Department website:
Description: The trail begins with a gradual slope through lush forest to the interpretive kiosk at the lakeshore. Find information here about the history of Lake Whatcom and its importance to our community as the source of our drinking water. The trail then follows the railroad grade of the Bellingham & Eastern Railway along the shores of Lake Whatcom. Enjoy views of Lake Whatcom and surrounding hills plus waterfalls and giant old Douglas fir trees. Rest on one of many benches, or power walk the trail for a great workout.
Pets must be leashed and all pet waste cleaned up.
Directions: Check Current Conditions. Trailhead is located near the end of Northshore Drive. From Bellingham follow Northshore Drive east to near the road end. Follow signs to parking. Fully accessible parking and access is 0.25 miles farther towards the lake from the main parking area. WTA Route 525 provides acces to the intersection of Britton Road and Northshore Drive. Follow Northshore Drive 7.5 miles to trailhead.