Baker Lake Trail - South Entrance

Concrete, Washington

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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 start in life in 1843. How do we know that’s their birthday? Because that’s the year a small eruption on Mount Baker wiped out their predecessors. Amazingly, cedar snags from the former forest are still standing.
A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area

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A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area

by Mike McQuaide (Falcon Guides)

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 start in life in 1843.

How do we know that’s their birthday? Because that’s the year a small eruption on Mount Baker wiped out their predecessors. Amazingly, cedar snags from the former forest are still standing.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Concrete
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Mount Baker National Recreation Area
Local Maps: Green Trails Lake Shannon 46
Driving Directions: Directions to Baker Lake Trail - South Entrance

Recent Trail Reviews

6/3/2007
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Baker Lake Trail is washed out about 1.5 miles from trail head so I went back and tried Baker River Trail which shares the same trailhead. It's washed out about 1 miles from where it joins the Baker Lake Trail. The two together, however, make for a very nice roughly 5 mile hike along the Baker River(now roaring) and Baker Lake. Lots of beautiful old growth in the area and all in all a very pleasant couple of hours hiking.



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Apr 2018