Mount Baker Standard Summit Route is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Deming, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Via Coleman Glacier with optional ski descent This is a beautiful climb up one of the most glaciated peaks in the lower 48. In the summer you will see beautiful wildflowers. You will camp high up on the Coleman Glacier and make a summit bid early the next morning before the sun comes up. We found the best place to camp was high on the Coleman Glacier underneath a rocky ridge to climbers right. Beware of crevasses on this entire hike.
Easy approach via Heliotrope Ridge Trail. Easton glacier is much more exposed than Coleman, no dangerous snow bridges to be found along the route, crevasses are all pretty obvious. This is the best route for the late season. Water is plentiful right near the hogsback bivy sites.
We went last week on Wednesday and Thursday. There is plenty of water up to Hogsback camp. The trail is easy to follow all the way to the top of Mount Baker.