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Sehome Hill Arboretum

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Great for kids

This little fun hike is great for kids they will love it. Also dogs will enjoy the hike and they... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2014
Bellingham, Washington
Beautiful forest trails

First of all it's free! Wonderful place to walk among huge trees, ferns, secluded landscape. We... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2014
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Reviewed 12 September 2014

If you like a stroll through the trees with runners, high school cross country team, and dogs (but no bikes allowed), these trails are for you. Trails wind up & down & along a hill in the trees. A bore.

2  Thank Katie L
Reviewed 2 September 2014

One can drive practically to the tower or enter on trails from campus. We took this walk today from the trail head at the end of Jersey Street. Our goal was the tower since we had heard that some clearing of trees had taken place,...More

6  Thank fritzik
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This little fun hike is great for kids they will love it. Also dogs will enjoy the hike and they will have lots of fun. The view is great too have fun!

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

First of all it's free! Wonderful place to walk among huge trees, ferns, secluded landscape. We went to the tower and climbed for the view, however, the tall trees and forest obstruct a lot of what you would expect to see.

Thank KU71
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I found there to be some very good wooded trails and the look out tower was nice to catch a view. A very good way to get out into nature if the time doesn't allow you to venture further.

1  Thank Shilohw25
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Didn't know what to expect, but found lots of hiking trails, a tower and "quiet rocks" (a bit of a mystery), as well as a tunnel through a rock. Very scenic high up over Bellingham.

1  Thank IndianaSapphire
Reviewed 6 March 2014

There is a wonderful network of trails with moderate elevation gains right in the middle of Bellingham. Climb the view tower for peeks of Mt. Baker, the city and the bay. Planned view trimming of the trees should soon expand the vista.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 27 November 2013

One thing that is lovely about Bellingham is that there are so many trails and walks in wooded areas without having to leave the city. The arboretum offers a variety of trails that snake all around the mountain and the backside of Western Washington's campus....More

Thank Vale B
Reviewed 22 October 2013

A great place to walk, run on forested trails right in the middle of town. You may see owls, ravens, pileated wood peckers and more. This is probably the most underutilized green space in town. We are very lucky to have it

Thank Arbutus T
Reviewed 23 September 2013

If you like walking in the deep gloom of an unbroken Douglas fir forest, you will love this "arboretum." Just keep in mind that it is not an arboretum in the sense conventionally used elsewhere. This is just native monoculture Douglas fir forest, not a...More

1  Thank binati0nal
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Shirley M
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Response from Neil J | Reviewed this property |
Yes we drove to the top at the end of the drive. We had tried parking on the East side but there were no parking signs within the residential area. Maybe try around the university as there may be paid parking. Do try again... More