Heliotrope Ridge Trail

Glacier, Washington 98244

Heliotrope Ridge Trail

Heliotrope Ridge Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This hike provides a child with a chance to glimpse alpine wonders— to see a glacier headwall and its savage crevasses and to hear the groaning and cracking sounds of an icefall on a shoulder of Mount Baker.

Many summit climbers use this route, so children may admire them at close range as well. While experienced hikers travel this route from early July, because three creek crossings are very difficult during the high-water periods of snowmelt, it is best to wait until late summer to take children."

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Trail Information

Glacier
Nearby City
5.5
Distance
2,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
Duration
August-September
Season
3,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,000 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 13 Mount Baker; USGS Groat Mountain, Mt. Baker
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018