Family Activities:

Fragrance Lake Trail


Fragrance Lake Trail

Near Larrabee State Park, Chuckanut Dr., Bellingham, WA

For a sample of a local forest hike through Cedar and Douglas fir trees with views of Samish Bay, hiker families will appreciate the Fragrance Lake trail on Chuckanut Drive near Larrabee State Park. It’s easily accessed from Fairhaven, and the drive there will give you a taste of one of the most beautiful roads in the state. The hike includes a side trail with an overlook for those views, and at the end, a loop around a small lake. The trail is accessible year-round and popular with local runners. A Discover Pass is required for parking (available online or at local businesses that sell fishing and hunting licenses).

Recent Traveler Reviews

What a fantastic asset in a near urban setting

by Molly M

Drove to the top and hiked the beautiful Rock Trail (not a great choice for small children or those without sound legs) which was absolutely gorgeous down to lost lake. It was a beautiful, be…
Nice park, some wonderful views

by brifd1

This isn't the most developed park, but it is a stop worth making along the picturesque Chuckanut Drive to/from Bellingham. There are a series of trails that go about the park that one has to…