Hike South Bay Trail – Downtown to Fairhaven

2 Hours
Tour Type:
Hiking Tour
Group size:
4 Maximum
Activity Level:
3. Moderate Active
Skill Level:
2. Intermediate


  • July 28, 2021
Total: 60
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2pm Meet at Recreation Northwest Downtown Office 1126 Forest Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 https://goo.gl/maps/yWhY1PinRvkQk2G88

2:15am Leave downtown office and head towards Fairhaven on the South Bay Trail

4:00pm Return to Recreation Northwest office and wrap

Your Experience

Fauna Flora Forest Hiking History

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From our downtown office, we walk a couple city blocks through town and jump on the South Bay Trail to hoof it to the historic Fairhaven district and back for the round trip hike. Along the way, your guide will highlight points of interest and provide you with a modern perspective of the historic landscape. Heading south, the wide path on the Bellingham Greenways trail provides a gentle grade as you descend to Boulevard Park. The paved path winds through the park along the shores of the bay with sweeping views of Lummi Island, the San Juan islands, Nooksack River Delta, and the Canadian Border Peaks to the north. 

The path leads onto Taylor Street Dock spanning the edge of the bay- connecting the park to the Chrysalis Inn & Spa- and into Village Green in Fairhaven. Your group will determine how much to explore in and around the cobblestone streets and connected trails before you begin your return journey back to our headquarters. 

Listed in Craig Romano’s Urban Trails Bellingham, published by Mountaineers Books. 

Your Guide

Todd Elsworth

As executive director, Todd Elsworth works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.