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Lake Padden Park

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Overview

This peaceful city park is home to a number of trails surrounding the cool waters of Lake Padden. There are also plenty of amenities like picnic tables, swimming areas, sports fields, playground, and a dog park. Although it sits between Samish Way and Interstate 5 the dense forest and still lake do an excellent job of drowning out civilization with a forested setting.

Local Info

The trails at the park provide good options that range from the easy paved and gravel loop around the water to more adventurous steep and rooty trails like the Padden Southeast Trail. You'll see mountain bikers and equestrian riders, but most of the other trail users you see will be pedestrian.

Other Activities

Yeager's Sporting Goods operates an on-site kayak and paddleboard rental during the summer. To check out available dates and see current hourly rates, click here.

Lake Padden Park Hiking

  • 21 Miles 34 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Lake Padden Park - 6

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2.7 mi 4.3 km #1Lake Padden Loop
Easy
Geneva, WA
Easy
Geneva, WA
0.5 mi 0.9 km #2Padden Gorge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #3Padden Southeast Trail
Intermediate
Geneva, WA
Intermediate
Geneva, WA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #4Padden Creek Trail
Intermediate
Geneva, WA
Intermediate
Geneva, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #5Samish Way to Padden Trails Connector
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
1.2 mi 1.9 km #6Padden Southwest Trail
Intermediate
Geneva, WA
Intermediate
Geneva, WA

Photos of Lake Padden Park - 8

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Flat, crushed gravel section of the Lake Padden Loop on a fall day.
Apr 13, 2015 near Bellingham, WA
Flat crushed gravel section of the Lake Padden Loop.
Apr 13, 2015 near Bellingham, WA
Back side, rolling wooded section.
Apr 13, 2015 near Geneva, WA
The pack on the Lake Padden Loop
Apr 28, 2015 near Geneva, WA
Cresting the last small hill at the end of the Lake Padden Loop.
Apr 26, 2015 near Geneva, WA
Intersection of the Lake Padden Loop and Lake Padden Horse Trails
Apr 26, 2015 near Geneva, WA
A little runner enjoys a flat section of the Lake Padden Loop.
Apr 26, 2015 near Geneva, WA
Blazing down the Lake Padden Loop Trail.
Apr 28, 2015 near Geneva, WA