hiking

views

walking

wild flowers

forest

nature trips

birding

wildlife

lake

river

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

trail running

backpacking

dog friendly

waterfall

snowshoeing

rock climbing

The views! And although from parking lot it looks a bit intimidating, the trail is actually fairly easy. Loved it and will do it again!

Chalk this up to a leisure 4 mile walk/ trail along the river. Awesome views of the mountain. Muddy in most spots. Dog friendly. Plenty of parking at trailhead along with restroom facilities.

Nov 15, 2016 - we arrived well prepared for anything but pulling into the trail head parking lot with no snow in sight and the rain coming down, we figured we could leave our snowshoes behind. Started in rain jackets, turned to a light snow for a few minutes and then the sun came out about halfway in and the fog disappeared! We hit snow in the last 30 minutes but hikers were sufficient and poles kept us upright when crossing the rivers and dodging icy rocks. The big river crossing was a breeze compare to when I hiked this in July. Gorgeous to see the glacier with snow all around! Took us about 1.5 hours up, same heading back down as we were a bit more cautious descending the snow section. I consider this a pretty easy hike for elevation, good one to take if you don't have time for a long day or your taking someone newer hiking (provided they are ok with the river crossing) The trail was well maintained and very easy to follow in the tree covered areas. It will be harder to see in the snowy open areas so keep this in mind! The road was in pretty good condition. My Honda Civic had no issues.

Beautiful alpine trail. We hiked counter-clockwise from Artist Point so we would climb the switchbacks to the saddle in the morning. Lots of rocks and exposed trail along the way but shade and cooler conditions around the lake. We hiked in August so start early while it's cool, take plenty of water and BUG SPRAY for the lakes area.
Best place for lunch is a rocky outcrop on Hayes Lake on the north side of the trail as it passes between Iceberg and Hayes lake. Shade and a breeze from the lake to keep the bugs down.

Something for everyone on this hike: lakes; forests; mountains. My favorite hike in Mt Baker Wilderness.

Snow on trail added to the challenge, which began about a mile into the hike. Only came across one group of 2 people the entire hike. Views from the Butte were as good as they get in the N. Cascades.

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1 month ago

Mt Pugh late October was great. But so slushy deep snow eventually turned me and all I saw, included dung a group that app armed prepared for snow. Made it to work pass. Still a beautiful hike to that point. I expect others will want to summit despite the snow.

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1 month ago

Great hike, but you have 6 to 10 inches of snow in the higher elevation.

Fab hike with spectacular views. Started at Bagley Lake to get the major climbing done early.

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1 month ago

One of my favorite areas in the state. Endless peaks, ridges, and trails to explore. You will not be bored and will leave planning your next return.

pretty, lots of up and down. no lake access if you start from the North.

not much of a challenge. nice trail. super easy. better in the winter when u can see caves. summer isn't much to see for caves

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2 months ago

the most beautiful hike ever. fall colors and amazing beauty

2 months ago