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Best trails in Mount Baker National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Baker National Forest, Washington? AllTrails has 90 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 39 hard trails in Mount Baker National Forest ranging from 2.6 to 39.4 miles and from 885 to 10,770 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of the most visited forests in the country. Located on the west side of the Cascades between the Canadian border and Mt. Rainier National Park, you will find glacier-covered peaks, spectacular mountain meadows and old-growth forests rich in history and outdoor opportunities.

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#1 - Hidden Lake Lookout
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
Simply spectacular! One of the finest hikes on the face of the planet, the trail to Hidden Lake Peaks grants continuous sensory overload. Sprawling meadows bursting with wildflowers, granite slabs andShow more
#2 - Chain Lakes Loop Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Please note that as of mid-June 2020 the road to Artist Point is closed. Hike through rock formations and catch views of soaring mountain tops on this trail. There are multiple beautiful blue lakes Show more
#3 - Big Four Ice Caves Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
NOTE: As of June 02, 2020, bridge is closed so hikers may not be able to complete this hike as mapped. Trail head parking lot is closed, but picnic area parking is open. Great easy hike to absolutelShow more
#4 - 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 roadShow more
#5 - Heliotrope Ridge Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
Note: You need a valid Recreation Pass in order to hike this trail. Please note that during winter the road leading to the trailhead may be closed. Check with the USFS before visiting.Show more
#6 - Sauk Mountain Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
NOTE: It has been reported that the road to the trailhead is currently closed due to snow. Please see the park's website for up to date information before visiting.Show more
#7 - 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
#8 - Ptarmigan Ridge Trail
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
Ptarmigan Ridge Trail is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Deming, Washington that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and Show more
#9 - Lake Ann
Mount Baker National Forest
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 34 m
The trail starts in cool woods and descends about 2 miles and 800 feet to a lush meadow and Swift Creek. Then the trail switches uphill 1000 feet through boulder fields and meadows. At about 4 miles yShow more
#10 - 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 BaShow more
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