Baker River Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Concrete, WA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible from March until November.
Directions from Sedro-Woolley: Follow State Route 20 east for 17 miles to milepost 82. Turn left on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road #11). Continue on the Baker Lake Highway for 25 miles to the road's end. Turn left on Road #1168. Road #1168 ends in 0.5 mile at the trailhead and parking area. There is a toilet at the parking area.
Great hike for kids
The Baker River trail was a fun trek. My wife and I started from the trail head to the National Park boundary. Completed this trail on 25 JAN 2016. Minimal snow and hiking boots are all that is needed. Trekking poles recommended that the trail has ice, packed slick snow and slick wood bridges. Half way through, a creek has washed out a section on trail. This trail has amazing views
of the Baker River, the Cascade mountain range, Washington rain forests and river ecology. Over all a great day hike and easy to navigate.
A great hike! Easy and plenty to enjoy along the way. End of trail view is awesome and a great place for a picnic. Also cool watching the Salmon spawn along the river pools.
This is a great little 3 season hike that takes you from Mt Baker-Snoqualmie Natl Forest into North Cascades National Park. To get to the trailhead you must drive several miles on a dirt forest road. Northwest Forest pass is required. Ample parking, though it is shared with campers. The trail is in great condition, and mostly single track. Some bugs but not too bad. The trail starts in light forest, transitions to a pleasant hike along the river with views of snow capped peaks. Nice footbridges so you won't get wet at stream crossings. At the transition to the National Park land it changes into a thick, lush forest. The hike ends at a backcountry camp named Sulfide next to a creek (space for about 2 camps with firepits). All in all a pleasant easier hike through varied ecosystems.