Acquired in 1995 with Conservation Futures Funds and the assistance of the Whatcom County Land Trust, this 82 acre park is focused around Squires Lake, once used by the Squires Family as a private fish and fur farm. The park provides a connection to the Pacific Northwest Trail which links Glacier National Park to the Pacific Ocean. The park is cooperatively managed by the Whatcom and Skagit County Parks & Recreation Departments.
A short spur trail leads from the parking lot to the rest of the Squires Lake Park trail system.
Easy, 0.3 miles one-way
After a short climb the trail levels out to a leisurely 1.1 mile loop around Squires Lake. Take a break to enjoy the various viewpoints and benches along the way. This trail connects to the South Ridge Trail, the Beaver Pond Trail, and the Pacific Northwest Scenic Trail.
*Equestrians please note that a section of trail on the southeast side of Squires Lake is hike/bike only.
Easy, 1.1 miles loop
This trail climbs and follows the sandstone ridge above the Squires Lake Loop Trail with occasional views and the roar of I-5 traffic. Make it a loop by connecting with the Squires Lake Loop Trail on both ends. A junction to the Pacific Northwest Scenic Trail is at the southeast corner.
Moderate, 0.4 miles one-way
A 0.5 mile loop trail breaks from the Squires Lake Loop Trail and takes you to an active beaver pond with a scenic lookout.
Easy, 0.4 miles loop