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Michael McFarlane

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Headquarters
3373 Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 733-2900

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation

Teddy Bear Cove

Chuckanut Mountain Trails -
Teddy Bear Cove

A switchback trail through the forest leads to magnificent shoreline views of Chuckanut Bay and Clark's Point. An unusual white sand beach is the result of the centuries of crushed clam shells, indicating the value of this place to hundreds of generations of Native Americans. Arrive at low tide to explore tidepool marine life, or wander paths on the bluff through a forest of Madrone and Garry Oak trees.

From the North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead, hike 0.2 miles up Hemlock Trail to the Interurban Trail, then head south for about 0.5 miles to a spur across Chuckanut Drive to the Teddy Bear Cove trail. It is 0.2 more miles down to the beach.


Easy to Strenuous,
1.3 miles one way

Trail System Mappdf
Teddy Bear Cove Park Map pdf

Peeling Madrona Bark
Madrona GroveStarfishView of Chuckanut BaySandstoneServiceberry Blossom
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For more information you can contact our Parks & Recreation Main Office from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday at:
Lead Ranger:  
Phone: 360.384.3444
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead

Take I-5 Exit 250 and follow Old Fairhaven Parkway / SR 11 west 1.3 miles to 12th Street. Turn Left and follow Chuckanut Drive / SR11 south 1.5 miles to trailhead parking area on the left.
Pine & Cedar Lakes Trailhead
Take I-5 Exit 250 and follow Old Fairhaven Parkway / SR 11 west 0.1 miles to 30th Street. Turn left on 30th Street for 0.9 miles to Old Samish Road. Turn left on Old Samish Road for 1.3 miles to trailhead parking area on the right.