Review: Recehorse Creek Waterfalls Trail
The Racehorse Falls hiking trail is an easy stroll along Racehorse Creek in village Welcome, Washington. This waterfalls is located roughly midway between Bellingham and Heather Meadows on Mt. Baker Highway 542. To get closer to the falls, you have to cross the creek at least once. The current is usually not very rapid near the trailhead and thus easy to wade through the water. The current may get more turbulent nearby the falls. In other words, cross the creek early on than later.
In hot summer days, the pool under the falls is a great spot for picnicking, swimming, kayaking, or even yoga and meditation. Sometimes you will also see campers set up tents along the creek. Since the hiking trail is very short (roughly one mile round trip), it can be a great location for wedding photography, engagement photos, portrait shots, or family group pictures.
Hiking Trail Description
Map and Driving Direction
Exact location of Racehorse Falls Trailhead (parking lot) is indicated by Point D on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).
Point A = turn east from Mt. Baker Hwy 542 to Mosquitos Lake Road
Point B = turn north from Mosquitos Lake Road to North Fork Road
Point C = just before crossing the creek, turn south and drive about 0.1 mile (150 meters) to Point D
Point D = trail head parking lot
Point E = Racehorse Falls