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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.

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 - 11

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Favorite A layer of fog shrouding the views below Mount Pilchuck.
Difficult 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
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Favorite Mt. Baker's Cone and the Coleman Glacier pose for a photo taken from Heliotrope Divide.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/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
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Favorite Waterfall
Intermediate Intermediate

Boulder River Trail

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

Darrington, WA
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Favorite final ridge
Difficult Difficult

Yellow Aster Butte

8.2 mi 13.1 km 2,596' Up 791.32 m Up 2,595' Down 790.9 m Down

Peacefu…, WA
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Favorite Blue Lake and Johnson Mountain
Difficult 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
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Favorite The view from the top.
Difficult Difficult

Winchester Mountain

3.4 mi 5.5 km 1,259' Up 383.84 m Up 1,258' Down 383.45 m Down

Peacefu…, WA
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Favorite No Photos
Difficult Difficult

Keep Kool Butte & Tomyhoi Peak

8.2 mi 13.2 km 3,339' Up 1017.8 m Up 3,339' Down 1017.74 m Down

Peacefu…, WA
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Favorite Wildflowers from the meadow
Difficult 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
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Favorite Park Butte trail before the final climb to the lookout tower.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Park Butte Trail

8.3 mi 13.3 km 2,126' Up 647.97 m Up 2,125' Down 647.85 m Down

Sudden…, WA
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Favorite Getting started on the Chain Lakes Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Running through the marshy meadows towards the end of the Ridley Creek Trail
Difficult Difficult

Elbow Lake - Bell Pass - Ridley Creek Loop

14.1 mi 22.7 km 3,440' Up 1048.55 m Up 3,433' Down 1046.43 m Down

Sudden…, WA
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Mt. Baker National Forest Running

  • 625 Miles 1,007 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 34 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 66 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 99 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mt. Baker National Forest - 188

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Lake TwentyTwo Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Granite Falls, WA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Granite Falls, WA 76 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #2Heather Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Granite Falls, WA
Intermediate Intermediate
Granite Falls, WA 34 
4.1 mi 6.5 km #3Hidden Lake Trail #745
Difficult Difficult
Darrington, WA
Difficult Difficult
Darrington, WA 18 
5.1 mi 8.1 km #4Chain Lakes Trail #682
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA 18 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Artist Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Peaceful Valley, WA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Peaceful Valley, WA
4.4 mi 7.0 km #6Lake Ann Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #7Picture Lake Path
Easy Easy
Peaceful Valley, WA
Easy Easy
Peaceful Valley, WA
13.9 mi 22.3 km #8Copper Ridge Trail
Difficult Difficult
Diablo, WA
Difficult Difficult
Diablo, WA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #9Sauk Mountain Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Darrington, WA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Darrington, WA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #10Church Lake
Intermediate Intermediate
Peaceful Valley, WA
Intermediate Intermediate
Peaceful Valley, WA

Photos of Mt. Baker National Forest - 297

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