Nooksack Cirque Trail

Mount Baker Wilderness Area, Washington

Distance2.7mi
Elevation Gain873ft
Trailhead Elevation2,933ft
Top2,933ft
Elevation Min/Max2555/2933ft
Elevation Start/End2933/2933ft

Nooksack Cirque Trail

Nooksack Cirque Trail is a hiking trail in Whatcom County, Washington. It is within Mount Baker Wilderness Area. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 2,933 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 873 feet.

Nooksack Cirque Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Guidebook pioneers Ira Spring and Harvey Manning described the Nooksack Cirque as one of the most dramatic spots in the North Cascades. I can’t argue with that.

One of the region’s largest cirques (a glacially carved amphitheater), it’s shadowed by snow-shrouded 9127-foot Mount Shuksan and flanked by sheer cliffs that have been polished by eons of ice and cascading runoff. These are the headwaters of the North Fork Nooksack, and the wild river makes a dramatic departure from its icy spawning grounds."

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Trail Information

Mount Baker Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Mount Baker Wilderness Area
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Glacier Public Service Center, or Mount Baker Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mount Shuksan No. 14
Local Maps

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Oct 2018