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  Mt. Baker Highway and Hiking Trails

The Mt Baker Highway, which follows the North Fork Nooksack River Valley in Eastern Whatcom County, provides accesss to some of the most scenic areas in all the United States. A map of the highway from milepost 25 to its end at Artist Point is provided below. From the highway hundreds of miles of backcountry roads and trails provide access into this beautiful country.

A partial list of the hiking trails with photos are listed below. The conditions of these trails change often due to weather conditions. Current conditions may be found by contacting the US Forest Service by Telephone at the Glacier Service Center (360-599-2714) during summer months or by visiting the relevant US Forest Service web site: Forest Service Trail Conditions

Additional Information and photos on Mt Baker area trails may be posted below from time to time.





Mt Baker Highway Milepost 25 to Artist Point:
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Heliotrope Trail #672 (Baker Climb Route):
TrailheadThe Heliotrope Trail is accessed from the Mt Baker Highway (542) just past the town of Glacier at milepost 35, and via Forest Service Road #39. The trail begins at Elevation 3,700 feet and one can continue from there to the foot of the Roosevelt Glacier or the summit of Mt. Baker.

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Skyline Divide Trail #678:Mt ShuksanThe Skyline Divide Trails is accessed from the Mt. Baker Highway at milepost 35, then to US Forest Service Road # 39 and then 37. This trails begins at elevation 4,400 feet, and rises 1,500 feet to a ridge where 360 degree vistas are spectacular. This seasonal trail is 3.5 miles in length to the divide, but you can continue exploring various ridges for many additional miles.

Bagley Lake Trail #684.1:
Access: Heather Meadows, Ski Area Overflow Parking Lot Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet Trail Length one way: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 100 feet Bagley Lake Trail



Chain Lake Trail #682
Access: Heather Meadows, Ski Area Overflow Parking Lot or Artist Point Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 or 5,400 feet Trail Length one way: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 600 - 1500 feet



Table Mt Trail #681:
Access: Artist Point, upper parking lot
Trailhead Elevation: 5,100 feet Trail Length one way: 1 miles
Elevation Gain: 600 feet

Table Mt Summit,Mt Shuksan Background Ptarmigan Ridge Trail #682.1:
Mt Baker Access: Artist Point, upper parking lot
Trailhead Elevation: 5,100 feet Trail Length one way: 4 miles to Coleman Pinnacle
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet








Artist Ridge Trail #669:
Access: Artist Point, upper parking lot
Trailhead Elevation: 5,100 feet
Trail Length one way: 1 mile loop
Elevation Gain: 0
Mt Shuksan from Artist RidgeFamily Trails

Lake Anne Trail #600
Access: Heather Meadows
Trailhead Elevation: 4,700 feet
Trail Length one way: 4.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 900

Meadow along Lake Anne TrailHuckleberry PickingBlueberries


Goat Mt Trail #673:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 47, then US Forest Service Road #32
Trailhead Elevation: 2,100 feet
Trail Length one way: 3.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,900 feet
Mt Shuksan from Goat Mt.Looking for BlueberriesGoat Mt.


Hannegan Pass Trail #674:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 47, then US Forest Service Road #32
Trailhead Elevation: 3,100 feet Trail Length one way: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Provides access to North Cascades National Park Trails and Copper Ridge


Hannegan Peak Trail #674.1:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 47, then US Forest Service Road #32, then hike to Hannegan Pass.
Trailhead Elevation: 3,100 feet Trail Length one way: 1 mile
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet


Tomyhoi Trail #686:
Tomyhoi TrailFall Foilage from Tomyhoi Trail
Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 46, then US Forest Service Road #3065
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Trail Length one way: 4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet


Yellow Aster Butte Trail #686.1:
Picking BerriesOn the Trail











Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 46, then US Forest Service Road #3065
and follow to Tomyhoi Trailhead.
Trail starts along Tomyhoi Trail at Elevation: 4,200 feet
Trail Length one way: 3.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet



Winchester Lookout/ High Pass Trail #685
LookoutRed Mt Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 46, then US Forest Service Road #3065

to Twin Lakes. Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet
Trail Length one way: 2.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet




Silesia Creek Trail #672:
Silesia Ck Drainage Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 46, then US Forest Service Road #3065
to Twin Lakes. Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet
Trail Length one way: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: -2,600 feet







Damfino Lake Trail #625
Mt Baker Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 36, then US Forest Service Road #31
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Trail Length one way: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet


Excelsior Trail #670:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to milepost 40
Trailhead Elevation: 1,800 feet
Trail Length one way: 3+ miles
Elevation Gain: 3,700 feet








Boundary Way Trail #688:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to milepost 36, then US Forest Service Road #31
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Trail Length one way: 4.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 800 feet


Canyon Ridge Trail #689
Access: Mt Baker Highway to milepost 36, then US Forest Service Road #31
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Trail Length one way: 10.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet



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