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675 mi 1,086 km of trail 9 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 33 Trails Intermediate Trails 75 Trails Hard Trails 87 Trails

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If in the area, be sure to checkout Birdsview Brewing on Highway-20, just west of the Baker Lake Road near Concrete. They have a quality selection of beer brewed on site and medium priced food.
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Gems in Mt. Baker National Forest - 2

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gem Favorite Alpine lakes like this are just beauties.

Blue Lake

(5) Sedro-W…, WA
gem Favorite The view from the top.

Winchester Mountain Lookout

(2) Peacefu…, WA

Recommended Routes in Mt. Baker National Forest - 9

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Favorite A layer of fog shrouding the views below Mount Pilchuck.
Difficult

Mount Pilchuck Trail

5.4 mi 8.6 km 2,087' Up 636.07 m Up 2,086' Down 635.74 m Down

Granite…, WA
Favorite Itswoot Ridge, White Rock Lakes, and Dome Peak along the Ptarmigan Traverse
Very Difficult

Ptarmigan Traverse

34.7 mi 55.8 km 11,003' Up 3353.7 m Up 13,119' Down 3998.56 m Down

Diablo, WA
Favorite Undoctored photo of sunset
Difficult

Copper Ridge Loop

35.4 mi 57.1 km 8,660' Up 2639.55 m Up 8,658' Down 2638.84 m Down

Peacefu…, WA
Favorite Mt. Baker's Cone and the Coleman Glacier pose for a photo taken from Heliotrope Divide.
Difficult

Heliotrope Divide

5.4 mi 8.7 km 1,636' Up 498.56 m Up 1,635' Down 498.33 m Down

Peacefu…, WA
Favorite Waterfall
Intermediate

Boulder River Trail

8.3 mi 13.4 km 773' Up 235.5 m Up 773' Down 235.66 m Down

Darrington, WA
Favorite Blue Lake and Johnson Mountain
Difficult

White Pass to Pilot Ridge Loop

28.5 mi 45.9 km 7,886' Up 2403.71 m Up 7,886' Down 2403.74 m Down

Skykomish, WA
Favorite Mt. Shukshan makes quite a backdrop to the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Ptarmigan Ridge Out and Back

8.5 mi 13.8 km 1,529' Up 465.93 m Up 1,529' Down 466.14 m Down

Peacefu…, WA
Favorite Wildflowers from the meadow
Difficult

Church Mountain Trail

8.6 mi 13.9 km 3,639' Up 1109.21 m Up 3,640' Down 1109.39 m Down

Peacefu…, WA
Favorite Alpine flowers.
Intermediate

Ski to Sea - Alpine Run Leg

3.3 mi 5.4 km 836' Up 254.92 m Up 256' Down 77.92 m Down

Peacefu…, WA

Trails in Mt. Baker National Forest - 186

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Lake TwentyTwo Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Granite Falls, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Granite Falls, WA 65 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #2Heather Lake Trail
Intermediate
Granite Falls, WA
Intermediate
Granite Falls, WA 26 
4.1 mi 6.5 km #3Hidden Lake Trail #745
Difficult
Darrington, WA
Difficult
Darrington, WA 14 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #4Winchester Mountain
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
5.1 mi 8.1 km #5Chain Lakes Trail #682
Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA 13 
4.4 mi 7.0 km #6Lake Ann Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #7Picture Lake Path
Easy
Peaceful Valley, WA
Easy
Peaceful Valley, WA
13.9 mi 22.3 km #8Copper Ridge Trail
Difficult
Diablo, WA
Difficult
Diablo, WA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Artist Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Peaceful Valley, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Peaceful Valley, WA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #10Goat Mountain Trail #673
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
12.2 mi 19.7 km #11Lost Creek Ridge Trail #646
Intermediate/Difficult
Darrington, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Darrington, WA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #12Church Lake
Intermediate
Peaceful Valley, WA
Intermediate
Peaceful Valley, WA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #13Fire and Ice Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Peaceful Valley, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Peaceful Valley, WA
59.4 mi 95.6 km #14Pacific Crest Trail: Snoqualmie Region
Very Difficult
Darrington, WA
Very Difficult
Darrington, WA
6.7 mi 10.7 km #15Suiattle River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Darrington, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Darrington, WA
5.6 mi 9.0 km #16Perry Creek Trail
Difficult
Darrington, WA
Difficult
Darrington, WA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #17Gee Point Trail
Difficult
Big Lake, WA
Difficult
Big Lake, WA
4.2 mi 6.7 km #18Boulder River
Intermediate/Difficult
Darrington, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Darrington, WA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #19Dock Butte Trail
Difficult
Sudden Valley, WA
Difficult
Sudden Valley, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #20Hogsback Route
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA

Photos of Mt. Baker National Forest - 273

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Kool Aid Lake Bivouac site on the Ptarmigan Traverse.  Johannesburg in the right side background.
Oct 11, 2016 near Diablo, WA
Kool-Aid Lake, Arts Knoll and Mt. Formidable.  Taken from the bivouac site at Kool Aid lake on the Ptarmigan Traverse.
Oct 11, 2016 near Diablo, WA
Bivy and Mt. Formidable
May 12, 2019 near Diablo, WA
Sunset over the North Cascades from the foot of Mount Baker
Mar 6, 2020 near Sudden…, WA
Mt Shuksan's Glorious Reflection in the Still Waters of Lake Ann
Oct 10, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
Topping out on Hannegan Peak with Mt. Baker in the background
Apr 23, 2015 near Peacefu…, WA
Mt. Formidable.  The Red ledges on the left in the shadows
May 12, 2019 near Diablo, WA
End of a great trail.
Sep 1, 2019 near Peacefu…, WA