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Interurban Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.8 (4)

A city trail that starts in Fairhaven, passes various trailheads, and ends in Larrabee State Park.


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Map Key

7.0

Miles

11.2

KM

Point to Point

323' 99 m

High

58' 18 m

Low

471' 143 m

Up

361' 110 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

The actual starting point is at Donovan Ave and 10th Street in Fairhaven, although there are several locations where you can start. You can identify the trail by the short brown posts with a yellow strip around the top.

Follow the trail beside the creek, bypassing Fairhaven Park and crossing multiple low-traffic roads. (For a starting point with more parking and toilets, you might want to start at Fairhaven Park and pick up the trail there.) When you're nearly at the intersection with Old Samish Road, you'll take a y-fork to the right. (The trail going straight ahead is a dead end.) Follow some switchbacks down to the road.

You would normally cross Old Samish Road onto the Arroyo Park trail and follow it upstream to a bridge, but in January 2021 a tree fell on the bridge; it's now closed and blocked.

For now, you need to head along Old Samish Road to Chuckanut Drive, turn left, and regain the Interurban Trail by following signs at the North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead. It's a somewhat steep but well-maintained uphill trail. You'll turn right to get back on the Interurban Trail.

After you cross California Street, the trail flattens. As you continue, you'll have great views of the San Juan Islands to your right. Pass the Cleator Road parking lot and head down and up the "dip" to yet another flat section. Pass the Fragrance Lake Trail on your left, and soon the trail will end next to the Lost Lake parking lot.

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Shared By:

Tad Davis with improvements by Emily Goodin

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 4 votes

#2

in Bellingham

#6729

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in Bellingham

#271

in Washington

#6,729

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Long, straight and mostly flat as you near Larabee State Park.
Jan 3, 2019 near Bellingham, WA
Beautiful views of the San Juan's.
Jan 3, 2019 near Bellingham, WA
Interurban Trail intersection at the beginning of a pedestrian-only section (from the trail down to Chuckanut Drive). The Interurban Trail itself does allow bikes.
Dec 18, 2021 near Bellingham, WA
Interurban Trail where it intersects with a parking lot along Chuckanut Drive.
Dec 18, 2021 near Bellingham, WA
Arroyo Park comes alive in the fall.
Jan 10, 2017 near Bellingham, WA
One of many cascades along this trail.
Jan 3, 2019 near Bellingham, WA

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Mar 3, 2019
Hannah
5mi
Dec 31, 2018
Aaron Bathum
Beautiful 1st hike of the year. 36 degs, no rain 6.7mi
Jul 15, 2018
Dan Staton
Jul 12, 2017
Brandon Dougherty