From the fabulous Chuckanut Mountains and storm-sculpted rocky shores, to the urban greenways, rural fields, forests, and quiet lakes of the foothills, to our superlative back-yard volcano, Mount Baker, and to the breathtaking alpine meadows, glaciers, and towering peaks of the North Cascades, Whatcom County, Washington, is about as gorgeous and footloose-friendly as a place can get. Hundreds of miles of trails lead to wild beaches, wildflowers, big trees, big rocks, waterfalls, historic sites, and dramatic vistas, making this one of the most enjoyable regions to walk in in Northwest America.
This guide offers a wide selection of trails, from easier walks near the Salish Sea, to more strenuous treks among the higher peaks. Also included are best times to hike, kid-friendly and accessible trails, and tips for travelers and newcomers. So grab your pack and walking shoes, and enjoy this amazing place.