Baker Hot Spring

Mount Vernon, Washington

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An easily accessible soaking pool in a forest glen surrounded by cedars and Douglas fir. After being jostled on the bumpy forest road that leads to the parking area, you’ll savor the hushed quiet of the footpath that passes through a grove of old-growth cedar trees. The ten-minute walk ends in a cathedral of Douglas fir, maple, and cedar that surrounds the 15-foot-diameter soaking pool. In heavy snow years the hiking may be difficult.
Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon

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Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon

by Jeff Birkby (Falcon Guides)

An easily accessible soaking pool in a forest glen surrounded by cedars and Douglas fir. After being jostled on the bumpy forest road that leads to the parking area, you’ll savor the hushed quiet of the footpath that passes through a grove of old-growth cedar trees.

The ten-minute walk ends in a cathedral of Douglas fir, maple, and cedar that surrounds the 15-foot-diameter soaking pool. In heavy snow years the hiking may be difficult.

© 2014 Jeff Birkby/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Off-Highway Drives, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Mount Vernon
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Year-round, although access may be difficult in winter
Features: Hot Springs
Local Contacts: Mt. Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, 2930 Wetmore Ave., Ste. 3A, Everett, WA 98201; (425) 783-6000 or (800) 627- 0062; www.fs.usda.gov/mbs/
Local Maps: USGS Mount Shuksan; USFS Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Baker Hot Spring

Recent Trail Reviews

1/3/2009
1

I would advise against this particular hot springs in the winter time, unless you want to snow shoe or x-country ski in. The road leading up to it isn't that bad, but it ends about 6 miles before the Forest Road turn off. We were not prepared for this!


6/24/2006
0

hike is easy and followable. the road is attrocious, i drove a sedan and it bottomed out a couple times due to the depth of potholes. Otherwise it was worth it water temp is great not too hot. Saw two couples while there all were nude, guess this is a nude hot springs.


8/9/2004
0

The above description of this hot spring is VERY accurate including the rough road, short trail, and great spring. Have fun.



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