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Sehome Hill Arboretum

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Many miles of trails

Lots of wooded and shady trails. Head to the lookout tower for some nice views of the area and bay... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Northwest USA
Great hikes on a mountain above the University

This is a great place to hike with many hilly trails and, at the top, a tower you can easily climb... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Barry T
Sun City West, Arizona
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Lots of wooded and shady trails. Head to the lookout tower for some nice views of the area and bay and the tunnel is kind of fun as well.

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is a great place to hike with many hilly trails and, at the top, a tower you can easily climb up to view the Bay and City. And when you're done, walk down to the WWU campus cafe and have a latte!!

Thank Barry T
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The arboretum is a nice little get away in the town of Bellingham, close to the university. There's parking below at the entrance and also a small lot up top by the observation tower. Easy trails to follow, some paved some dirt. When it's clear,...More

Thank 778micheleh
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The trails are well-maintained and beautiful. It was an easty walk with a tunnel and tower to add to the experience.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We hiked Oyster Dome two weeks ago. This is a gentle stroll by comparison. There are numerous short loops and trails so you can walk as little or as much as you like. There are some steep parts (From Jersey street the left trail is...More

1  Thank Smd1159
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A little disappointing as the trails were overgrown so it was hard to enjoy the surroundings when we were too busy watching our step to ensure we didn't get entangled in bushes/shrubs. The day was also tarnished by some jerk who had left his/her large,...More

Thank Roamer73
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We planned our walking tour of Bellingham and Fairhaven to include walking through the Arboretum. We approached the Arboretum from the north, via Jersey Street. The climb from that direction is not for the faint of heart. The Arboretum is a lovely place to escape...More

1  Thank Cliff S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

There is a good chance you'll have to share the view with a college kid or two. However, if you get the right time and are alone, it can be extremely peaceful. The walk up is a fairly steep incline, but not difficult. You will...More

2  Thank dansonman22
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I walk my way to work through here almost every day. It's a great walk that offers a main trail thats pretty easy, as well as more difficult side trails. Or you can just go off the trail.

Thank rampagingUNI
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Trails maintained for any access level. Most of the trails are gently sloped so its easy to take a long or short walk through the woods. There are several paved roads so even in rainiest conditions its easy to walk without getting your shoes muddy....More

1  Thank Patti W
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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