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Larrabee State Park

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Address: Bellingham, WA
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Beautiful Place to Spend the Afternoon.............

This is a beautiful place to spend the afternoon. I first visited this park in 1980 while attending Western Washington University. It's quiet and peaceful and a good place to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lakewood, Washington
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Lakewood, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to spend the afternoon. I first visited this park in 1980 while attending Western Washington University. It's quiet and peaceful and a good place to relax. Over the years it has changed very little. It's still a delightful place to picnic. I highly recommend the drive along Chuckanut Drive for beautiful vistas of Puget Sound... More 

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Leon, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have biked from home to there and back several times. The park has some nice trails. This is what makes living in Bellingham great!

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Santa Rosa, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I should start off by saying that I hike regularly; like six out of seven days of the week and I try to climb hills to get those calories burned off. We were visiting family and need to get some fresh air, so we decided to try the Fragrance Lake hike. We went on an overcast day in November, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't get to the park until after 4 PM. Unfortunately the sunset at about 4:35 PM. The trail that we quickly hiked was heavily treed with peek a boo views of the water. Unfortunately we had to cut our visit short when the sun started to go down.

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BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

this is an interesting spot for inter tidal pools depending on the tide when you're there. Great views, great picture taking spots.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The steady climb on the Fragrance Lake trail is worthwhile. The tranquil lake and wooded surroundings made us forget we live in an urban area. We like that the trailhead was close to the Larabee State Park parking area. We encountered a few others on the trail in early September, but it's not crowded like some of our usual King... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I visit and hike national, state and county parks in Washington State in Skagit, Chelan and Whatcom counties. I am nearly always completely satisfied with trail quality and markings. Larrabee State Park was an unfortunate outlier. There are no clear trail markers, and the trails themselves are neither well-marked or well-maintained. It is not a bad experience hiking there, but... More 

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Perhaps it was because I am not that much used to a wild-life park concept, where you face the intact nature at it's purest (or almost purest); but to me that was a breathtaking experience. We took a hike to a viewpoint overlooking the ocean and nearby islands. All the way the curving trail was surrounded by a phantasmagoric maze... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

At either the boat launch or the park you can walk the shore or the trails along the top. This is a nice place to hear the ocean. There is a fee to park if you do not have a pass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Gorgeous waterfront picnic spots, rocky or sandy. If you've had enough ocean time, simply head out and cross Chuckanaut Drive to hit up some trails in the hills.

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