Trip Planner:   USA  /  Washington State  /  Bellingham  /  Historic Sites  /  Whatcom Falls Park

Whatcom Falls Park, Bellingham

(4.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Find yourself surrounded by stunning greenery and waterfalls among the 97 hectares (240 acres) of Whatcom Falls Park. Many miles of walking trails guide visitors over moss- and fern-covered stone bridges and past bubbling creeks. You can enjoy the fishing pond, tennis courts, athletic fields, and playgrounds on offer in this lush haven. Indulge your inner daredevil at Whirlpool Falls, where a 9.1 m (30 ft) drop sends divers plunging into the whirlpool below. Explore the fish hatchery, or settle in at one of the picnic tables for a barbeque meal and peaceful retreat. Make Whatcom Falls Park a centerpiece of your Bellingham vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bellingham tour planner.
Create a full Bellingham itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bellingham

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bellingham by other users

54 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 44 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bellingham BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Bellingham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Seattle & Bellingham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bellingham, Seattle & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bellingham, Seattle & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Denver, Seattle & Bellingham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bellingham & Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Scenic walking trails and space for introspection. Trout pools and a fishing pond for young folks. Outstanding waterfalls. 
  • I love this park! It's like stepping into an old growth forest (well that's because it is). Great for a dog walk. The falls are stunning: winter- frozen and furious, summer- glistening and rapid. The ...  more »
  • Whatcom Falls is almost too good to believe! It is easily accessible, with great parking and nice trails. The Falls are pretty so matter what time of the year. Even during our drought months, it was v...  more »
Google
  • We just drove up Bellingham on a weekend. And had no idea where to actually go in Bellingham 😉. Google showed us whatcom falls and we were right there.we could here the waters from our parking lot. This is a very beautiful place , not too far from city. Best way to get lost in the middle of nature. Hiking, biking, fishing, also they have fish hatcheries. Few picnic tables, restroom are available.
  • Love this place, great for a walk/run around this local trail. Wonderful place for all ages. Dog and kid friendly. This place has two playgrounds, an outdoor tennis court, and basketball court.
  • One of my favorite city parks in Bellingham, and possibly in the state. Paved, easy-to-access waterfall, which is fun to watch as the seasons change. No problem for the older and younger family members, or those with special needs. Lots of gravel trails and people walking their dogs. Basketball courts, play areas for the kids, and a youth fishing pond. Relaxing atmosphere all around. Used to visit this park almost daily to walk my dog before moving from the area.
  • Very pretty scenery, nice walking trails. Just needs a good cleanup from the crap visitors have left behind.
  • Very nice forest trails inside the city limits. There are beautiful waterfalls and ponds as well as playgrounds and a fish hatchery. Great for running or walks with the family. Usually a bit crowded but sometimes you'll come across deer coming out to visit the park themselves.