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Stimpson Family Nature Reserve

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Formed from land donated by members of the Stimpson Family, Whatcom Land Trust, Whatcom County, and the WA DNR the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve comprises a 350-acre plot of old-growth forest and rich wetland environment. Two loops invite users to slow down and connect with nature as they explore the depressions, ridges, trees, plants, and animals that make this a great hidden gem.

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The reserve is only open to pedestrians so in addition to being surrounded by a fantastic natural setting, hikers will enjoy an uncomplicated trail-use experience. There are no entrance fees and the reserve is open from sunrise to sunset.

Recommended Routes in Stimpson Family Nature Reserve - 1

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Favorite Sunset along the Main Loop Trail at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve.
Intermediate

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve Loop

3.1 mi 4.9 km 369' Up 112.61 m Up 370' Down 112.74 m Down

Sudden…, WA

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve Hiking

  • 6 Miles 10 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 2 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Stimpson Family Nature Reserve - 2

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0.9 mi 1.5 km #1Geneva Pond Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Sudden Valley, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Sudden Valley, WA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Main Loop Trail
Intermediate
Sudden Valley, WA
Intermediate
Sudden Valley, WA

Photos of Stimpson Family Nature Reserve - 10

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Sunset along the Main Loop Trail at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve.
Nov 14, 2016 near Sudden…, WA
Various low pools along the trail deepen with the rains.
Nov 14, 2016 near Sudden…, WA
Walking beneath the old growth at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve.
Nov 14, 2016 near Sudden…, WA
Lush forest surrounds the trails at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve.
Nov 14, 2016 near Geneva, WA
Twilight over Geneva Pond, Stimpson Family Nature Reserve.
Nov 14, 2016 near Geneva, WA
A moss covered pinnacle standing at the edge of the pond.
Feb 25, 2018 near Geneva, WA
Heading through the trees on the Geneva Pond Loop Trail.
Feb 25, 2018 near Sudden…, WA
Moss-covered trees along the Stimpson Main Loop Trail.
Nov 14, 2016 near Sudden…, WA
Geneva Pond is an amazing place to see all kinds of ducks and other birds. I took this pic there a couple of years ago.
Feb 17, 2017 near Geneva, WA
Ashley jogs between the ferns on a mild winter evening.
Feb 25, 2018 near Geneva, WA