Mount Baker

Bellingham, Washington 98227

Mount Baker

Mount Baker Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"With an elevation topping 5,000-feet,Artist’s Point and the Heather Meadows at Mt. Baker offer glimpses of birds that can’t be seen in the lowlands of western and eastern Washington. Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch and White-tailed Ptarmigan are among the bird species found only on the state’s higher peaks, and with its location in the northern tier of the state, Mt. Baker also offers good chances to see birds more typically associated with the deep woods of the north, such as Northern Goshawk.

Habitats: Mountain riparian, mixed forest, old-growth forest, subalpine, alpine meadow. Specialty birds: Bald Eagle; Northern Goshawk; Blue Grouse; White-tailed Ptarmigan; Northern Pygmy-Owl; Black and Vaux’s Swifts; Rufous Hummingbird; Pileated Woodpecker; Red-breasted Sapsucker; Hammond’s and Pacific-slope Flycatchers; Gray Jay; Graycrowned Rosy-Finch; Pine Grosbeak."

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I can only say one thing... bring your camera. I had the most fun one person should have while out exploring Mt. Baker. I have skied th area and now summited and I have to say it puts a whole new perspective on things when you look down and can see how wonderful your pack yard really is. Life is too short to not go for it and this mountain is just the gal to let you go all the way.

Happy Trails :Don

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Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
Best summer and fall
Best Times
5,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
Top Elevation
Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
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