Best camping trails in Mount Baker National Forest, Washington

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Explore the most popular camping trails in Mount Baker National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Park Butte Lookout Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
NOTE: During the winter, this is a Washington State Snopark - for snowmobiling. While hiking/snowshoeing is always allowed in this area, visitors must share the roads with snowmobilers. Also, the road leading to the trailhead may be closed depending on conditions. Please check the US Forest Service's website for more information. Enjoy incredible views of Mt. Baker and its glaciers throughout the length of this trail. Start in the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area and quickly enter the lush Schriebers Meadow. The Scott Paul Trail junction is about 100 feet from the trailhead on the right. Continue past the junction and wander through waist-high huckleberries and the heather of Schriebers Meadow. This trail section has views of Survey Point to the east and is a great two-mile round trip for families. Next you will reach Rocky Creek and a challenging crossing during periods of heavy runoff. After the first mile climb and switchback through the forest, reaching the second junction with Scott Paul Trail 603.1. Stay left at the junction to continue along Park Butte Trail to Morovitz Meadows. The expansive views offered at the open meadows make this a popular rest spot. At the next junction stay left to go to the Park Butte Lookout. Cathedral Camp is near the next trail junction. Stay left at this junction for Park Butte. The trail levels out some and passes above picturesque Pocket Lake on the left. The last half-mile climbs steeply to the lookout at 5,400 feet elevation and enters the Mt. Baker Wilderness.Show more
#2 - Sauk Mountain Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Note: road to the trailhead can periodically be closed due to snow. Please see the park's website for up to date information before visiting. https://www.fs.usda.gov/mbs/Show more
#3 - Monte Cristo Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Note: The road leading to the trailhead may be closed in the winter due to snow. Please check with the park before attempting this trail. Show more
#4 - Baker Lake Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 6 h 31 m
Baker Lake Trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest hugs Baker Lake and is mostly flat for most of its length. It wanders through old-growth forests providing some awesome views of Mount Baker. $5 entrance feeShow more
#5 - Easy Pass Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 5 h 5 m
Note: A backcountry permit is required for camping in North Cascades National Park. The end of this trail meanders into the park. This permit can be obtained at a ranger station in the park.Show more
#6 - Easton Glacier via Railroad Grade Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
NOTE: During the winter, this trailhead is inside a Washington State Snopark - for snowmobiling. While hiking/snowshoeing is always allowed in this area, visitors must share the roads with snowmobilers. Also, the road leading to the trailhead may be closed depending on conditions. Please check the US Forest Service's website for more information. A SnoPark Pass is required through April.Show more
#7 - Silver Lake via Monte Cristo Trail and Poodle Dog Pass Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 6 h 50 m
It is a steep hike that is mostly in the shade, it is narrow but very well defined. The only thing that can fit on this trail is humans and dogs, it is too narrow for horses. It is a strenuous trail but to see Silver Lake is worth the sweat. You may be thinking that the lake would be refreshing to dive into, but it is a snow melt lake. If you wanted you could also continue onto Twin Lakes (2.4 miles further with a 343' elevation gain).Show more
#8 - Baker Lake East Bank to Noisy Creek Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
#9 - Baker River Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
#10 - Devil's Dome Loop
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 38.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
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