Railroad Grade via Park Butte Trail

Mount Baker, Washington

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Admire the floral displays of Morovitz Meadows, hike to the Park Butte lookout, or climb along the crest of a moraine created by the Easton Glacier on Mount Baker. The magic begins on Park Butte trail No. 603—it begins just to the left of the rest room. The trail passes a picnic area and crosses Sulphur Creek on a sturdy bridge. Just beyond is a trail junction for Scott Paul trail No. 603.1. Turn left and continue on trail No. 603—partly on boardwalk—as it passes small ponds and marshes in Schriebers Meadows. Find pink heather and, later in the season, blueberries. Other flowers to look for in July are purple violets, rosy spirea, asters, mountain ash, buttercups, partridgefoot, and hellebore.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Admire the floral displays of Morovitz Meadows, hike to the Park Butte lookout, or climb along the crest of a moraine created by the Easton Glacier on Mount Baker.

The magic begins on Park Butte trail No. 603—it begins just to the left of the rest room. The trail passes a picnic area and crosses Sulphur Creek on a sturdy bridge. Just beyond is a trail junction for Scott Paul trail No. 603.1. Turn left and continue on trail No. 603—partly on boardwalk—as it passes small ponds and marshes in Schriebers Meadows. Find pink heather and, later in the season, blueberries. Other flowers to look for in July are purple violets, rosy spirea, asters, mountain ash, buttercups, partridgefoot, and hellebore.

© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mount Baker
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 2,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Hikable: Mid-July through October, Best flowers: July through August
Local Contacts: Mount Baker Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 45 Hamilton
Driving Directions: Directions to Railroad Grade via Park Butte Trail

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9/12/2009
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Beautiful views from the very impressive glacial moraine walls left by the retreating Easton Glacier on Mt. Baker.



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