Mount Baker Area Hiking

in and around Mount Baker Area.

 
... Preview: Note the use of the plural in the trail heading, Anderson-Watson Lakes. That’s because there are two Watsons (I presume) and several Andersons, though only one is really easy to get to. All of these a ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 5 miles   
... Preview: Not able to resist a play on the word butte, I’ll say this short trail to the site of a former lookout station is a real beaut. The cabin, built in the 1930s and removed in 1964, might be long gone, b ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 3 miles   
... Preview: If you’re pressed for time, make this the one hike you do on your visit to the Mount Baker–Mount Shuksan area. You get the best of everything— countless Cascade peaks, subalpine meadows, snowfields fo ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 1 mile   
... Preview: Many moons ago the narrow Bagley Creek gorge was the site of a hydroelectric power plant for the long-gone posh resort that was the Mount Baker Lodge. (It burned down in 1931.) With flat-topped Table ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: This trail follows the shoreline of Baker Lake. However, the trail and several of its bridges sustained serious damage in fall 2003 due to flooding. Best to call the ranger before heading out to get t ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 14.3 miles   
... Preview: Along with offering superb lake and mountain views, this trail offers a brief history lesson of the area. At the start the trail passes through a stately forest of majestic Douglas firs that got their ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: Get set for stately, moss-hung old-growth forest (including cedars that somehow seem to grow right out of boulders), ponds built by industrious beavers who forever seem to be changing the course of th ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 5.2 miles   
... Preview: This is actually two hikes. The first hike, to Barclay Lake, is an easy trail, suitable for young children. It has the added bonus of a lake with a shallow shoreline, large campsites, a designated day ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Seattle
Index, WA - Hiking BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A peaceful mountain lake surrounded by high rock walls, alpine meadows, and heavy timber rewards hikers on this short jaunt. The trail itself offers some ups and downs but is short enough (0.7 mile ea ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 1.4 miles   
... Preview: The Oxford English Dictionary tells us there are at least a quarter of a million distinct English words, excluding words from technical and regional vocabularies. With that amazing richness, why are s ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Seattle
Sultan, WA - Hiking - 4.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This relatively new self-guided interpretive walk follows recently restored Boyd Creek, an important spawning habitat for members of the anadromous world. That’s salmon and trout to you and me. Signs ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 0.5 mile   
... Preview: Wander on a high and lonely ridge just south of the 49th parallel. Stare out at a seemingly infinite array of imposing peaks—snowcapped and stone-faced, both here in America and over there in Canada. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: From Sedro-Woolley, the trail passes through flats, farmland, and forest, and at times it hugs the Skagit River on its way to the town of Concrete (former name: Cement City), made famous in Tobias Wol ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 44.6 miles   
... Preview: Looped day hikes—always a plus because every step is one through new territory—are hard to come by in the Mount Baker–Mount Shuksan area, which is probably why the Chain Lakes Loop is so popular. That ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: Set against a backdrop of plateau-topped Table Mountain’s rock and ice are a half-dozen alpine lakes, each with its own flavor. Enjoy them on an amazing loop through talus slopes, deep forest, berry m ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 8 miles   
... Preview: All congregants of nature are invited to attend this Church. But hallelujah, it’s a tough calling! While the trail is built well, it switchbacks like there’s no tomorrow. The scenery is heavenly, but ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 8.5 miles   
... Preview: This relentlessly steep hike climbs about 1,000 feet per mile on its way to a former fire lookout site and the awesome mountain vista that that role implies. As you approach the steeple (for which the ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 8.4 miles   
... Preview: Because it’s located on the north side of the ridge, this popular Canyon Creek Road–Damfino Lakes access route to the high country usually melts out a few weeks later than nearby south-facing trails. ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 20 miles   
... Preview: This trail begins at the same trailhead as the Blue Lake Trail but, unlike that one, doesn’t get megacrowds. And if you’re more of a panoramic mountain vista person than an alpine lake aficionado, the ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 3.4 miles   
... Preview: Meadow summit views extend out from Nooksack forests to saltwater and sweep from Mount Baker to the Border Peaks to the southernmost reach of the British Columbia Coast Range. Flowers in July, berries ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Washington
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 6.5 miles   
... Preview: Thanks to a lengthy access road, this hike to the High Divide begins from a trailhead at 1280 m (4200 feet) and is much the easiest of the three routes to Excelsior Pass. For modest effort the rewards ... Related information:... From the guidebook Easy Hiking Around Vancouver
Sumas, WA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: Excelsior! Always upward! And certainly that would be true if you tackled this former lookout site on the High Divide from the North Fork Nooksack Valley. That access would cost you nearly 4000 vertic ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 6.5 miles   
... Preview: Short but sweet, this wide, mostly paved and completely easy-to-follow trail winds its way through open meadow and forest populated by ancient hemlocks. But just because they’re old, don’t expect mega ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 0.5 mile    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This is a long, steep climb to a prominent peak perched smack-dab in the middle of some of the finest mountain scenery in North America. Mounts Baker and Shuksan breathe their frosty breaths upon you. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 11 miles   
... Preview: One of the first trails on the north side to melt out, the Hannegan Pass Trail is also largely in the open. It passes only briefly through stretches of forest, thus offering superb mountain and waterf ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 8 miles   
... Preview: March up a wide-open valley resplendent in wildflowers, flanked by snowy crags, and reverberating with the sounds of crashing water. Under the ever-watchful eye of snow- and ice-heaped Ruth Mountain, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 10.4 miles   
... Preview: The very popular walk to Heather Lake is short, but it’s a classic: old-growth and mature second-growth forest, perennial creeks, peekaboo views, and a lake situated in a beautiful setting. Mount Pilc ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Seattle
Granite Falls, WA - Hiking - 6.1 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Photographers come from across the United States and around the world to Heather Meadows for the picture-perfect view of Mount Shuksan, which over the years has appeared on hundreds of calendars. Ira ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Washington
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 5 miles   
... Preview: The forest walk is splendid, and the moraines are an exuberance of flowers. The climbers, by the hundreds on summer weekends, are pleased as punch to strut their axes and ropes and helmets and hardwar ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Washington
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 6.5 miles   
... Preview: This popular and historic trail offers perhaps the best opportunity on the north side (that is, the Mount Baker Highway side) to experience one of Mount Baker’s glaciers up close. In a little less tha ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: If you do only one hike in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, if you do only one hike all summer, let it be this one. Go equipped with camera and field glasses, and devote the whole day to th ... Related information:... From the guidebook Easy Hiking Around Vancouver
Sumas, WA - Hiking - 5.5 miles   
... Preview: Intimate ice is what this hike is all about. Follow a well-trodden path to the scoured world of the Coleman Glacier, the largest of Baker’s dozen-plus glaciers. From along a steep heap of lateral mora ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 5.5 miles   
... Preview: Follow a no-nonsense trail to a high shoulder (hence, High Pass) on 7868-foot Mount Larrabee. Once the domain of clambering miners, now clambering climbers, High Pass offers a quieter alternative to n ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike a gentle trail along a raging river. Perfect for evening and early morning strolls. Perfect for introducing children to the wonders of nature. Perfect for stretching your legs out on the way to H ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 2.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Most of the area’s marquee hikes are higher-elevation affairs, which is great, but they’re hikable only in summer and early fall. Here’s a gem that’s low enough to be passable just about year-round. Y ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 2.4 miles   
... Preview: The aspects of Mount Shuksan from Picture Lake and Artist Point are among the most-photographed mountain scenes of America. The view from Lake Ann is not more—possibly even less—esthetic. However, in ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Washington
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 8 miles   
... Preview: Many hikes are taken for the beauty of the scenery at trail’s end, but the hike to Lake Ann is lovely all the way. You will encounter meadows and forests, creeks and rockslides, wide views, spectacula ... Related information:... From the guidebook Easy Hiking Around Vancouver
Sumas, WA - Hiking - 8 miles   
... Preview: Mount Shuksan is the star on this glorious hike. Traverse forest and meadow, bogs and talus, all while anticipating the hidden gem of Lake Ann. And once she’s revealed—dark blue-green waters oft-ringe ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 8.2 miles   
... Preview: If it’s an up-close-and-personal audience with Mount Shuksan that you want, the Lake Ann Trail is the one for you. After 4 miles or so of ups and downs, you’ll find yourself beside an otherworldly alp ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 8.2 miles   
... Preview: Lake Twenty-two has a well-justified reputation for being the most popular trail in the Stillaguamish Valley. It’s loved by all kinds of hikers, from families with small children through mountaineers, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Seattle
Granite Falls, WA - Hiking - 5.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Guidebook pioneers Ira Spring and Harvey Manning described the Nooksack Cirque as one of the most dramatic spots in the North Cascades. I can’t argue with that. One of the region’s largest cirques (a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: This is a crane-your-neck-in-wonder walk, an easy I-can’t-believe the- size-of-these-trees jaunt that’ll have you snapping off photos at the rate of one a minute. This 1,400-acre roadside forest was s ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 0.5 mile    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Recommending any one hike in the parklands of Mount Baker’s southwest flank is like praising a single painting in a museum of masterpieces. But Ira sticks by what his camera says and votes hands down ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Washington
Sedro Woolley, WA - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: Built in 1933 and used for fire surveillance until the early 1960s, the Park Butte Lookout is not only maintained and open to the public but also available for camping on a first-come, first-served ba ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: Even if you’ve never been to Heather Meadows before, you’ll probably experience a sense of déjà vu as soon as you step out of the car. That’s because that natural wonder you’re probably staring at rig ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 0.5 mile   
... Preview: This 3- to 10-mile out-and-back day hike or overnighter winds its way along a spectacular alpine ridge in the Mount Baker Wilderness. The open terrain allows you to walk as far as you like. With drama ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Washington
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 10 miles   
... Preview: This high alpine ridge walk is almost entirely above the tree line and thus boasts spectacular unobstructed Cascade views the whole way. On the way out you feel like you’re crawling right up the spine ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 11 miles   
... Preview: Travel along a rugged knolled snowy and rocky spine above glaciers and barren slopes to almost within embracing distance of majestic Baker. Across alpine tundra, and snowfields that never retreat in s ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 10 miles   
... Preview: Depending on the snow level, you can sometimes follow the trail and assorted snow-free spots up to an elevation of 7,000 feet. You may occasionally find yourself sidestepping marmots and expedition-pa ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: Hanging gardens above the trail are great places to look for wildflowers. Adventurous hikers will delight in passing through three defunct railroad tunnels. Many parts of the trail have either washed ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Seattle
Granite Falls, WA - Hiking - 3.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Lime Kiln Trail provides hiker access to a portion of the historic Everett–Monte Christo Railroad. Built in 1892–93, it was abandoned in 1933. The rock-and-mortar limekiln was built in 1900 and pr ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Seattle
Granite Falls, WA - Hiking - 6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: All right, so maybe this one isn’t exactly in the Mount Baker–Mount Shuksan region, but it’s got three things going for it. One, it’s just outside the described area; two, it’s not too difficult and f ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 4.2 miles   
... Preview: The trail is named for Scott Paul, a popular Forest Service employee who was tragically killed in a bridge-building accident. Pass through wildflower meadows, cross the lower reaches of the Easton Gla ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 7.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Starting out as boardwalk, the trail, which soon turns to pavement, winds through otherworldly old-growth forest, including some of the oldest trees in the area. It’s all ferns and nurse logs and moss ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 0.5 mile    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This trail is mostly a climbers’ route (read: rough) for those heading to the summit of Mount Shuksan via the Sulphide Glacier Route (see the Mountain Climbing section later in this chapter). Still, i ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Concrete, WA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: A meadow as big and green as they get. An enormous white volcano—pound for pound, the iciest in the Cascades. Broad views of course. And— oh!—the sunsets and sunrises. The trail has no real “destinati ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Washington
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 6 miles   
... Preview: Superb high alpine meadows, that’s this trail in a nutshell. After switchbacking up a couple forested miles of hemlocks and firs, it’s just you and an open ridgetop trail beelining for Mount Baker’s n ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: With miles of flower-saturated meadows along a rolling lofty ridge radiating from the big volcano itself, Skyline Divide is one of Baker’s best offerings to the hiking community. While the views are s ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 9 miles   
... Preview: This trail to the expansive summit of flat-topped Table Mountain is one that people who live here take out-of-town visitors on to give them a taste of what the North Cascades are truly like—which is o ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 2.5 miles   
... Preview: From this high, barren, snow-blotched plateau that resembles a giant anvil wedged between “the great white one” (Baker) and “the rocky and precipitous one” (Shuksan), savor some of the finest horizon- ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: An easy and popular road/trail through alpine meadows to two delightful alpine lakes and on from there to a summit view of Baker, Shuksan, Border Peaks, and Tomyhoi, plus looks far down to Tomyhoi Lak ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Washington
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 9 miles   
... Preview: Say you’ve picnicked a tad too much and you need to work some of it off. This is the hike to do it on. Tell your traveling companions that you’ll meet them at Artist Point. While they drive the remain ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 0.8 mile    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Welcome to the High Divide, an emerald carpet laden with dazzling bouquets draped over a rolling mile-high ridge. Only one problem with this invitation—delivering your reply will be downright demandin ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 8 miles   
... Preview: Whatcom Pass in 1948 was the heart of solitude. Miners briefly had come a-rushing through on their way to the Caribou goldfields of Canada, then gone a-rushing somewhere else. The Forest Service had i ... Related information:... From the guidebook 100 Classic Hikes in Washington
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 34 miles   
... Preview: The Winchester Mountain Lookout, a 14-foot by 14-foot wood cabin built atop a 6,500-foot peak in 1935, is the most easily reached fire lookout in the North Cascades. The trail is less than 2 miles lon ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: England may have Winchester Cathedral, but here in Washington State we have Winchester Mountain, in the natural cathedral of the North Cascades. From the restored lookout perched atop this heavenly pe ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 3.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Find supreme wildflower gardens and a high-country plateau speckled with shimmering tarns—but that’s not all. Spectacular alpine vistas abound too—of Baker, Shuksan, and all those rugged and craggy pe ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: North Cascades
Boundary, WA - Hiking - 7.5 miles   
... Preview: This trailhead accesses two trails that probably couldn’t be more different. Like it sounds, Yellow Aster Butte is a high rocky outcrop affording 360- degree manna-from-heaven mountain views and flank ... Related information:... From the guidebook A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area
Glacier, WA - Hiking - 8 miles   

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