Coleman Pinnacle

Deming, Washington 98244

Coleman Pinnacle

Coleman Pinnacle Professional Review and Guide

"Coleman Pinnacle is the high point on Ptarmigan Ridge, the northeast spine of Mount Baker. This peak has excellent access from Artist Point at the end of Mount Baker Highway (State Route 542). Artist Point typically opens in July and closes after the first major snowfall, usually at the beginning of October.

In some years, the snowpack is so high that the last portion of the road to Artist Point remains closed for the entire year. Artist Point is a fine name for this spot, which has a breathtaking 360-degree view of the dramatic glaciated landscape and offers a close-up look at Mount Baker—and Mount Shuksan, one of the most photographed mountains in the world. The view is easily accessible to everyone, even those without the ability or inclination to go farther than the edge of the parking lot."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
8 hours
August to October
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Shuksan Arm; Green Trails Mount Shuksan 14
Local Maps

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Nov 2018