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Sehome Hill Arboretum

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Bill McDonald Pkwy at 25th Street, Bellingham, WA
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Great place for a comfortable walk

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

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Mary G
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
A quite walk in the woods close to town

We hiked Oyster Dome two weeks ago. This is a gentle stroll by comparison. There are numerous... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Bellingham, Washington
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Bill McDonald Pkwy at 25th Street, Bellingham, WA
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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

Thank Smd1159
Reviewed 10 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 10 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 PattiWall
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Sehome Hill Arboretum is a great place for a walk. Make sure to go to the observation tower for a nice view.

Thank irisho_10
Reviewed 23 September 2016

After a great meal at Boomer's Drive-In we drove to the top and walked to the tower. On the drive up we saw wildlife just off to the side of the road. Even on a cloudy day the view from the tower was enjoyable and...More

1  Thank Neil J
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Arboretum has a very long climb from base to the top of the hill, so expect to get a good workout. The view from the Observation Tower is impressive, and walking through the short tunnel was fun. We took a detour while at the...More

2  Thank OnRoader44
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Shirley M
31 December 2016|
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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