Embark: Experience Four Fall Hikes in Whatcom County

Sehome Hill Arboretum is right next to Western Washington University, and it’s not uncommon to see students and professors alike on morning jogs, casual walks or even taking classes.

Considered a “backyard playground” for WWU, the arboretum is a thickly forested park on Sehome Hill with sights that will definitely remind you fall is here. The arboretum also has an overlook tower, great for looking out over Bellingham Bay. You’ll sometimes run into joggers climbing the tower. Be sure to check out the tunnel too, which was hand-carved out of rock in 1923.

Outdoor Science Learning Resources, a geology class offered by WWU, helps maintain and improve the arboretum.