Baker River

Concrete, Washington

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Take this easy 5-mile out-and-back day hike or overnighter through rain forest to the southern foot of Mount Shuksan in North Cascades National Park. Along the way you’ll pass through lovely old-growth forest and along the tumbling Baker River. This low-elevation hike also offers virtually year-round access for restless hikers when higher trails are snowbound. From the Picket Range to the Skagit River, the Baker River cuts a deep swath through the western North Cascades, draining the south slopes of the two preeminent peaks of the region, Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan. Its upper reaches are wild and trailless, while its lower section is followed by roads and impounded in two large reservoirs.

Baker River Professional Review and Guide

"Take this easy 5-mile out-and-back day hike or overnighter through rain forest to the southern foot of Mount Shuksan in North Cascades National Park. Along the way you’ll pass through lovely old-growth forest and along the tumbling Baker River. This low-elevation hike also offers virtually year-round access for restless hikers when higher trails are snowbound.

From the Picket Range to the Skagit River, the Baker River cuts a deep swath through the western North Cascades, draining the south slopes of the two preeminent peaks of the region, Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan. Its upper reaches are wild and trailless, while its lower section is followed by roads and impounded in two large reservoirs."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Concrete
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: March through mid-December
Local Contacts: Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Mt. Shuksan
Driving Directions: Directions to Baker River

Recent Trail Reviews

7/3/2006
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Beautiful!! Baker river is gorgeous, see snow capped mountains and running river at same time. Easy hike, few ups and down, nothing major. Very cool suspension bridge towards beginning of hike. Semi-long drive from hwy 20 to head of trail is totally worth it.



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May 2018