hiking

views

forest

walking

wild flowers

nature trips

birding

lake

wildlife

dogs on leash

river

kid friendly

trail running

camping

horseback riding

waterfall

dog friendly

backpacking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

beach

rock climbing

fishing

snowboarding

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
9 hours ago

Decided to cool off in the 100-degree heat by swimming in the lake. It was cold but very refreshing! A few people hiked around to a large rock / jump-off point; I would wait until it gets a little warmer to do this.

We arrived at the parking lot around 10:00 AM. The main parking lot was full but there was plenty of space in the adjoining lot. It took us about 1 hour 30 minutes to get up (including the side hike to Bridal Veil Falls). WTA has done some good work here since last year when I came here: more stairs make the trail more accessible (also easier to run down!) and keep it in better condition. The downside is that the stairwells are filled with water on the way up to Bridal Veil Falls (lots of water coming down right now from snowmelt).

I would recommend coming on a Saturday or weekday. Sunday traffic on Route 2 heading west is pretty miserable. Otherwise, head out to this great hike and don't be scared to take the plunge!

hiking
11 hours ago

My wife and I hiked to Beckler Peak. The weather was sunny and the temperature was between 63 F and 80 F. It was a beautiful day to hike to the summit with great 360 degree view. There were still some snow patches on the trail, which made route finding skill necessary. The road to the trailhead is 7 miles long from the highway 2. It is a single lane dirt road and has potholes but you can drive around most of them. When we arrived at the trailhead at 11 am there were three cars. There is a vault toilet at the trailhead.

hiking
13 hours ago

hiking
13 hours ago

This is a very rocky trail so wear good hiking shoes or boots to avoid crammed toes on the way down. Starts steep and steep before the summit. Nice view but the trail is very rocky.

hiking
15 hours ago

Beyond stunning hike, I took my dog there on 6/25 and she had an absolute blast. The bleeding hearts that freckled the path towards the last mile were beautiful and a lovely surprise. The lake itself was gorgeous and it actually wasn't too crowded when I was there, but I did start hiking at 8am. The hike itself wasn't insanely difficult but there were times when I did think that the switchback stairs were going to kill me. I can't wait to do it again

hiking
16 hours ago

hiking
16 hours ago

hiking
17 hours ago

backpacking
20 hours ago

Went on great days 6/24-6/25. Moderate hike on an "early" morning. We got there just before 9am on a Saturday and it was packed! Mostly day hikers. So I would suggest getting there earlier if you want parking. Was a little windy at the top. But with the hot weather, made it comfortable for an over night stay. Wonderful star gazing at night and friendly fellow backpackers at the top.

hiking
22 hours ago

Great views start to finish! Try going on a weekend to avoid the crowds. snowy in spots till late June. Trekking poles would be handy.

hiking
1 day ago

Great lil hike with some small inclines on a very well maintained trail. Some amazing views along the way so have your camera at the ready. As you approach the falls itself, depending on the weather, the rock climb down, with a rope to hold on to, can get very slick, so people with small children or frail elderly should exercise caution. Easy hike well worth the effort....but also, FYI, very limited parking near the trailhead. Public restrooms at the entrance