What we're about

What we're about
We are a group of friendly people doing weekly 10k (6.2 mile) walks all around the Pacific Northwest. All walks are American Volkssport Association (AVA) sanctioned. Everyone is welcome to join us. (donations appreciated) or you can choose to pay for AVA credit stamps. IVV Credit walkers $3.00.
If you prefer to walk on your own, we have all of our walks on the AVA site with maps and directions.

If you have elected to take a group walk, you must sign the waiver form at each walk. Please take a map and directions. if you find yourself separated from others during a group walk, you will be able to continue the walk based on the map and directions (we have also included the phone number of the host on directions in the case you get separated from others.
Find out more about the Washington State Association at www.esva.online or the AVA at www.ava.org.
We will leave at 10 am, please arrive early. Sign in is at 9:30 am.  
At every walk, upon arriving at the start point, you will be required to register. You will be signing a liability waiver (a disclaimer), as our club cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or other harms you might incur during the walk.
Show up and be ready to walk at the posted time. We need to register to each walk at the start location, so allow for that. It's important to join the group. This gives you reminders, changes and cancellations.
*** Join us - RAIN OR SHINE - for "Fun, Fitness, and Friendship". *** The NW Tulip Trekkers is an outdoor walking club. We welcome newcomers. Come walk the NW corner of Washington with us. We have walks in Anacortes, Bellingham, Birch Bay, Blaine, Burlington, Coupeville, Deception Pass, Ferndale, La Conner, Oak Harbor, and Mount Vernon. Walking at a moderate pace without interruption, most people can expect to complete a 10 km walk in about 2 and a half hours and a 5 km walk in approximately 1- and one-half hours or you can take as long as you want.  The whole walking group stops and waits at every rest room for all walkers to catch up and we stop and wait for everybody before continuing on the walk. Anyone is welcome to join our walks and hopefully become interested in participating in our club.   
Membership is only $5.00 per year. 
We have new walker packets for $10.00 if you would like to start stamping a distance and event book. It has 3 free walk coupons saving you $9.00.

The Trekkers Club is designed for AVA-member walkers, and for individuals and families who just want to walk for fun and fitness. Club website: http://www.nwtrekkers.org. AVA website: www.ava.org.
Most walks are dog friendly (with leash and cleanup, of course).
If you love to walk, you'll love to walk with us.
Organizers in this group are not guides, instructors, or medical professionals. You alone are 100% responsible for your own safety and comfort and for the safety of those you bring as guests.

Upcoming events (4+)

Bellingham Whatcom Falls

Haggen

Event Name: Bellingham: Whatcom Falls

AVA Number: Y1268

Distance/ trail ratings: 5/10 k; Rated 2B

Description: Walk through residential neighborhoods on trails around wooded Whatcom Falls Park with views of Bellingham and the San Juan Islands from the Alabama St. Bridge. The trails are prepared and maintained on a gravel base. Ideal for walkers using walking poles. Restrooms at start/finish and in the parks along the way.

Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes.

We will leave at 10 am, please arrive early. Sign in is at 9:30 am.
At every walk, upon arriving at the start point, you will be required to register. You will be signing a liability waiver (a disclaimer), as our club cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or other harms you might incur during the walk. Walk Hosts in this group are not guides, instructors, or medical professionals.
Show up and be ready to walk at the posted time. We need to register to each walk at the start location, so allow for that. It's important to join the group. This gives you reminders, changes and cancellations. Starting Point/Driving Directions: Haggen Food and Pharmacy - Barkley Village, 2900 Woburn St, Bellingham. Directions to Start: From South or North, take I-5 Exit 255 for Rt542/Sunset Drive. After exit, northbound turn right; southbound turn left onto Sunset Drive. Proceed 4-5 blocks. At Woburn Avenue, turn right and go a few blocks to Haggen. Meet to register outside at the Gazebo.

Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only, Credit Walkers: $3.00, NW Tulip Trekker Members and others welcome: Donations Accepted

Comments:
Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Host: Val Beckham
E-Mail Contact: [masked]

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Burlington

Skagit River Park Sports Complex Playfields

Details
Event Name: Burlington – Downtown & Skagit River

AVA Number: 1277

Distance/ trail ratings: 5/10K – Rated 1B

Details
Event Name: Burlington – Downtown & Skagit River
AVA Number: 1277
Distance/ trail ratings: 5/10K – Rated 1B
Special Programs:
Our group walk today will have a remote start at the Skagit River Park.

Description: Walk on the dike bordering the Skagit River and through the old business district including small shops and nice restaurants and a restored train station. Restrooms at Skagit River Park and behind the Chamber office in the restored RR station downtown (open at 10am).
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes.
Restrooms: Yes.
We will leave at 10 am, please arrive early. Sign in is at 9:30 am.
At every walk, upon arriving at the start point, you will be required to register. You will be signing a liability waiver (a disclaimer), as our club cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or other harms you might incur during the walk. Walk Hosts in this group are not guides, instructors, or medical professionals.
Show up and be ready to walk at the posted time. We need to register to each walk at the start location, so allow for that. It's important to join the group. This gives you reminders, changes and cancellations.
Starting Point/Driving Directions: Skagit River Park, 1100 S Skagit St, Burlington, WA. I-5 Exit 230 Right onto SR 20 that goes to Stop Light on Burlington Blvd, turn LEFT. Go to Fairhaven and turn RIGHT, go down Fairhaven to Anacortes, turn RIGHT onto Anacortes, go down Anacortes to round a bout, circle around to make a right turn, turn RIGHT up Gilkey St. At Skagit River Park, turn RIGHT into park and proceed to restrooms. Walk will start in front of restrooms.

Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only, Credit Walkers: $3.00
Non-Credit Walkers welcome: Donations accepted

Comments:
Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: Leslie Hafford
Website: www.nwtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: [masked]

Anacortes

1519 Commercial Ave

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Event Name: Anacortes

Event Type: Year-Round Walk
Event ID: Y0512
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 km - 2A

Description: Walk along the Cap Sante Marina and over to the Guemes Channel passing boat works and historic Causland Park. Walk to the summit of Cap Sante and view all of Anacortes below you. Explore the quaint downtown with many shops and restaurants.

Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Time: Register by 9:30 am, Walk @ 10 am

Location: We will meet in the parking lot in front of The Market Grocery Store at 1519 Commercial Avenue.

Organizers in this group are not guides, instructors, or medical professionals.

Directions to start: From I-5, Exit 230, Highway 20 west. Follow signs for Anacortes. At Anacortes, follow Highway 20 as it turns right on Commercial. Follow Commercial past 17th and turn right into store parking lot.

How to find us: We will register at Tom's car. It will be parked just outside The Market near the NE corner of the parking lot with the rear gate up.

IVV Credit Walkers: $3.00. Non-Credit Walkers welcome. (Donations are appreciated).
This walk is hosted by the NW Tulip Trekker Club. Everyone is welcome, but everyone must sign the waiver to participate. IVV/AVA credit is available at the customary fee. We would be happy to explain to you what that means.

Comments:
Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: Tom and Sue Wallace
Website: www.nwtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: [masked]

Birch Bay

8026 Birch Bay Dr

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Event Name: BIRCH BAY

AVA Number: Y2417

Distance/ trail ratings: 5/7.5/10 km. Rated 1B

Challenges: AVA & ESVA Challenges met by NWTT 2022 YREs

Description: This walk takes you through Birch Bay state park, Terrell Marsh trail, and along Birch Bay Dr. with views of the Bay, Terrell Creek, and wildlife and much more.

Amenities: Strollers: Easy | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes.

Time: Register by 9:30 Walk as soon as you are registered. Last group leaves @ 10:00 am

Starting Point/Driving Directions: 8026 Birch Bay Drive,
Directions from I-5: Take EXIT 270 toward Birch Bay/Lynden. In .27 miles turn LEFT onto Birch Bay Lynden Road, in 4.0 miles, turn LEFT onto Harborview Rd., in .15 miles turn LEFT onto Birch Bay Dr, in .44 miles you are at your destination.

IVV Credit Only, Credit Walkers: $3.00

Non-Credit Walkers welcome: Donations Accepted
NWTT pays the American Volkssport Association $40.00 to sanction each of our 19 YRE walk routes, and an additional $1.25 per credit walker on each walk route.
Donations are appreciated to offset costs.

Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Hosts: Tom and Sue Wallace
Website: www.nwtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: [masked]

Past events (474)

Bellingham - North Lake Whatcom

North Lake Whatcom Trail