With a light dusting of snow on the ground, I decided a hike along Whatcom Creek would be a great way to enjoy the winter day. With the Whatcom Creek Trail barely a mile from my home, I opted to take a walk through the neighborhood rather than drive my car to reach the trailhead.
From the Whatcom Creek trailhead at Meador Street, it is only a short distance to the trail’s I-5 underpass, and then an easy hike along the creek. Following the Whatcom Creek Trail to Woburn Street, I followed the sidewalk along Woburn Street until I came to the trailhead for the Waterline Trail. Following the Waterline Trail for quite a distance up the hill toward Whatcom Falls Park, I eventually turned around, headed back to Woburn Street and then cut through city streets again until I reached the trail that goes through Salmon Park. Following that trail, I again intersected with the Whatcom Creek Trail and followed it back to my starting point at Meador Street, heading back home. A distance of approximately six miles was covered and it was such a beautiful hike with the added beauty from the dusting of snow along the trails.