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“Mountain biking trails that are not to be missed!”
Review of Lake Padden Park

Lake Padden Park
Ranked #4 of 81 things to do in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.
Rome, Wa
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16 reviews
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“Mountain biking trails that are not to be missed!”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Gentle mountain biking trails ring the lake, but the real riding is across the road on Galbraith Mountain. Downhill and all-mountain mountain bikes are available for rent at several bike shops in the area. It's a hike a bike mountain and there are not shuttles or lifts to get to the top so plan on peddling. The top is about an hour of grinding to get there but the trails down are epic for views and there are some great downhill trails for the jump monkeys!

Visited March 2014
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Burlington
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4 reviews
“Something For Everyone”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

This park is beautiful! Whether you want to swim, hike, jog, or play with your dog, you can do it all here. The walk around the lake is a gravelled path plenty wide enough to accomodate runners, cyclists and walkers and is around 2 miles long.

The dog park is amazing! Lots of room for them to romp and play with their pals, and there are miles of off leash trails through the beautiful wooded park.

Visited February 2014
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bellingham, wa
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful family hiking!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

You can walk the 2.6 miles around the lake with the family or bike it. Beautiful and serene. Ample parking, a dog park, covered picnic areas and swimming/boating in the summer. You can also catch some mountain biking trails from Lake Padden if that's your thing.

Visited September 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Walk the trail @ Padden”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

It's a great place to fish from the shore as no boat motor is allowed. A nice trail all around the lake and there is a dock on the west side and a play area with bbq area on the other side of the park.Also a tennis court by the end entrance.

Visited August 2013
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Bellingham
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2 reviews
“Leave it cleaner than you found it.”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Biking distances from home, perfect for running and paddling all year round, and swimming in the summer months. One point off, not for the park itself, but the yahoos who frequent the covered picnic areas and don't clean up after themselves.

Visited November 2013
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