“The human spirit needs places where nature has not been re- arranged by the hand of man.”
– author unknown
Hello and welcome to Bellingham Trails Meetup Group - This meetup is about showcasing the trails throughout Bellingham while having fun in a friendly group atmosphere. We are so fortunate to have the abundance of trails available to us in this little corner of the Pacific Northwest. Let's get out and take advantage of what we have available to us.
This urban adventure will be a mixture of sidewalks and trails, is dog friendly (100% on leash) and is a great UPHILL hike. Notice we start out by climbing steps up Alabama Hill, a 400' stair master workout that is not for the faint of heart. :)
We'll start our walk at the Barkley Haggens, in the far corner by the Gazebo. We'll hike the Railroad Trail to the Klipsun Trail, up Alabama Hill and through the tunnel to Northridge Park before heading back down the hill.
Plan ahead if you need to use a restroom and find parking (Haggens has a restroom inside the store). It's always super appreciated by those on the waiting list when you update your RSVP if you have to cancel. :)
I hope you can join us - Yoko
Distance: approx 3.4 miles
Time estimate: 2 hours
Elevation: 412' - all in the first mile!
Terrain: Sidewalk, Gravel trails, forest trails
Difficulty: Medium challenging. The 400' vertical stair climb in 1 mile is steep as we power through it.
Trail type: Lollipop Loop
Trail Map: https://www.cob.org/documents/parks/parks-trails/trail-guide/northridge-park.pdf