South Fork Park

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Foothills Homesteader History

South Fork Park features an asphalt parking area for hikers and bicyclists, a separate equestrian gravel parking area, a vault restroom, and trails. 

Visitors can travel down the short forested trail to an open, active agricultural field with panoramic South Fork Valley views. Take some time to explore the riverside where Whatcom County, Whatcom Land Trust and the Lummi Nation have been working to enhance wildlife habitat building in-stream structures and replanting native vegetation in the riparian area. The river is home to steelhead, bull trout and salmon.  

Future plans for South Fork Park include building a connecting trail to the Overby Farm and Nesset Farm and homestead. 

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Galbraith Farm Trail

Explore the Galbraith Farm Trail which begins at the parking lot. Hike or bike the first .25 miles through dense forest. You will see a variety of conifers, hardwoods and native shrubs leading to a large open agriculture field. The equestrian trailhead joins the trail at the agriculture field. Elk, deer or bear may be foraging or eagles soaring overhead. Take time to notice the Galbraith Barn ruins about a mile on the soft surface trail. This easy, level loop trail will lead you back to the main South Fork parking lot.
Easy, 2.0 miles loop
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