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lake

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river

camping

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mountain biking

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The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington is a National Forest extending more than 140 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range from the Canada–US border to the northern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park.

hiking
closed
snow
1 day ago

Went today 4/21/19 the parking lot is closed , so had to park on the road (only .3 mile walk to trail head ) the trail is definitely not ready to hike just yet :( there is about 4-5 feet of snow on the entire trial. Many spots where you fall through waist deep! Turned around quickly . I would say this is still a snow show trial for at least few more weeks ! The trail is lost and hard to find about couple miles In. So unless you are snow showing the whole way I would wait ! I can’t wait to come back and try again !!! Ended up going to little si on my way home since this didn’t work out .

The final mile is covered in snow which is melting out. Postholed a few times. Other than that, there was a good boot path to follow and the descent was a breeze. Didn't attempt for the true summit as I didn't bring snow shoes.

Gaiters are a must, microspikes if you are uncomfortable in the snow, and snowshoes if you want to attempt the true summit.

I took the mason trail, it is very hard to follow, lots of the boulders covered with snow which makes find the intersection with old mason trail not clear at all. But the mason creek has stunning waterfall

hiking
1 day ago

The trail is well maintained w lots of creek crossings and beautiful views. A very nice outing w dogs!

Good hike both ways. We went the opposite way we went last time and it’s good either direction. I prefer going up the rock side then across the falls vs going down the rocky side. Just my preference. It’s a nice hike. Fun for all.

hiking
bugs
closed
muddy
snow
1 day ago

The road to the trailhead is still closed, requiring a 2.5 mile hike to the actual hike. It’s all paved road to the trail and minimal elevation gain. But then once you get to the trailhead, it’s another 2 mile hike. Not sure how these other people calculated it to be 7 miles round trip when it’s essentially 9 miles round trip.

If you like bicycle rides, it’s a good road to cycle up and down.

Attire; I’d consider bringing shoes/boots that you don’t mind getting muddy. It’s still pretty wet/muddy and there is still a little bit of packed snow at and after the trailhead. I didn’t need spikes. But they aren’t exactly overkill if you have them. I’m sure most people reading this can use their judgment when they get there.

Bring bug spray! Despite it being sweater weather still, they’re definitely starting to come out for the season to come.

Amazing view along the route and of course at the Lake. Lot of streams of water.But you definitely need spikes .Poles, gloves will be of more help, at least on April 20 2019. There are some steep slopes of snow , It's scary but doable. But totally worth. We did at a very leisure pace. so up and down took 2.5 and 2.5 hours respectively.

Trail was mostly uphill in, and mostly down hill out. Had a good number of stairs, so get ready to feel the burn. It was very overcast and misty, so we didn’t make it all the way (stopped maybe 3/4 mile from the lake) to the lake because people coming down said you couldn’t see much of it.

The trail itself was in pretty good shape considering the amount of hikers, and the rain the past few days. Mud in spots, but easy to maneuver. There were a few spots where you have to cross a river and several trickling run off spots, so waterproof shoes made crossings no problem, but a misstep could lead to wet feet. Trail also has several larger sharp/jagged rocks, and I would recommend sturdy shoes.

Personally I enjoyed the view of the falls on the way to the lake much better that up top of the falls. In the future I’ll bypass the mile detour for the falls, and just enjoy them on the lake trail.

PS- the parking lot restrooms were locked, so plan around that.

Hard hike but worth it for the view

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

hiking
rocky
washed out
2 days ago

Decent hike, with tons of people.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
snow
2 days ago

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Hiked up to Annette lake on 4/20/2019. Started at 9:11am and there were a few parking spots taken. Restroom at the TH is open. The first 3 miles of the hike barely had any snow. We did come across a few creek crossings. Waterproof boots would help you but not necessary. What is necessary are: Micro-spikes and Hiking poles. Yes, these are NECESSARY and I can’t stress enough. The last 1 mile of hike towards the lake gets pretty challenging. We crossed about 6 snow-(mountain)-fields that have a very narrow pathway with a serious risk of post-holing. My advice, take baby steps and test your next step’s stability with a pole. Don’t get on your butt as you’ll lose traction and slide off.
This last mile took us nearly 55 mins, mostly cause we did posthole a bunch of times and mentally became very very careful, as a result slowed down. Made it to the lake at 11:56 am only to catch a foggy view. Chilled at the lake for almost an hour and until the fog cleared. Annette is frozen and the backdrop of mountains were visible to make for a stunning view. Started descent at about 1pm and made it back to the parking lot by 2:45pm. Saw a lot of people hike without poles or spike and slipping a lot. I can’t imagine why they would put themselves through so much stress.

Been going here for 20 years. the road will wash out every other year or so and the snow at the top half of the 8mild road won't be melted till mid summer most years. but is quiet and worth the hike. about 4 campsites around the lake with a beautiful view

hiking
4 days ago

Did it in the clouds yesterday. Had a great time. Trail was a bit muddy but very doable. Big tree had fallen on the trail 2/3 way up. Pretty easy to clear.

Took my pup and had a blast last Saturday, rained the entire way up until we hit the snow line and then it was snow all the way to the lake, didn’t really plan for snow but it was still fun

I have done this hike several times and it is one of my favorites. The way up is challenging to be sure, but the pay off is so worth it!

hiking
scramble
snow
5 days ago

Despite it being late April, snowshoes we're critical. There were surprisingly no recent tracks so I broke trail. The mist enshrouded lake was beautiful.

Nice mellow hike along a forest service road to the caretaker's cabin. I made reservations 1 month prior and was shocked it was full for a Monday so plan ahead! The trail from the cabin to the hotsprings is beautiful, with giant cedars, and very well taken care of. The hotsprings and cabana are very clean! It looks small but head up inside the cave and there is plenty of room (and the warmest spot). Awesome hidden gem for sure!!

SNOW IS GONE!!! we did this hike in the rain. if it is nasty out go here!!! what a great hike the only bad part is my daughter has a fear of heights so she did not go up on the tower.

hiking
rocky
washed out
7 days ago

Very pretty but kinda hard to find. The road was washed out a few miles before the trail and lots of giant boulders in the road so you’ll have to hike in a little more.

Hiking boots is all was needed and rain gear.

hiking
closed
9 days ago

As the name says this is a road. There is a gate at the trailhead that you walk around. Follow the route, there are a bunch of roads up this direction and you can get on the wrong one pretty easy. The good news is that it is downhill all the way back. Looks like a good place to snowshoe next winter.

hiking
muddy
over grown
9 days ago

hiking
off trail
scramble
snow
9 days ago

Beautiful hike. Even made a bird friend who came and perched on my hand for some oats and nuts.

hiking
muddy
9 days ago

Beware the pot holes!!!! Especially right next the the camp grounds sign where the paved road ends and before the one lane bridge. Good hike in as it started to snow and saw a black bear on the way out (ran away like a kid who got caught in the cookie jar once he saw us on the other side of the river watching him/her) also saw deer by the host cabin and of course loved soaking in the hot springs

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