Picture Lake Path

EASY 5 reviews
#22 of 85 trails in

Picture Lake Path is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Maple Falls, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from June until November.

0.4 miles 15 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

walking
3 months ago

A great easy walk around Picture Lake. Perfect for families or people who aren't up for a full hike in the Mt Baker Wilderness. It is also a nice little warm up if you want to take in the scenery before heading up off the beaten path.

This is a very nice late afternoon walk.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Easy! A must do area if you want the classic shot of Mt. Shuksan!

hiking
8 months ago

Short but sweet, this paved and board-walked loop around Picture Lake is a nice place to take it all in. "The classic alpine vista of Mt. Shuksan mirrored in Picture Lake is one of the most photographed mountain scenes in North America." There are interpretive signs and a view scope during the summer. This, Bagley Lakes Fire and Ice, and the trails at the top of the ridge at Artist Point are worth the 58 miles/1 hr 20 min) to end of Hwy 542. (Glacier to Bellingham is 34 miles, and then from Glacier climbs 24 miles/1hr to 5,100 feet at Artist Point in Heather Meadows). Highly recommend a visit! (Do check the weather and access first).

2 years ago

Didn't do the full walk around the lake but gorgeous photo opportunity with shuksan reflection. It's a great stop before or after a hike near artist point