Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Mount Baker Snoqualmie 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.

Road to Trail head still holding snow 1/4 mile from lot. Trail passable but covered in places to 5' but snowshoes not required. Made it from the watershed trail access to the northern (I-90) turn to the west but the snow was getting soft so turned there. Great views as usual, the main trailhead gate was shot up and open. If you see or hear shooting at the trailhead, call the King County Sheriff, this continues to be a problem along FS road 5510 despite a number of signs indicating this is a "Safety Corridor" and no shooting.....apparently some people don't care or can't read.

Went up the winter route. Snow started at about the 4000' mark, the slog up the slush is worth the view. Nice clear day. Beware of holes up the creek bed, starting to open up.

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1 day ago

Beautiful hike all around and very good huckleberries along the way!

My wife and I hiked the trails today; perfect conditions! Very little snow/ice left, and the amount left didn’t even slow us down. The trails are still well groomed and the forest was peaceful. I recommend going to Gold Creek Pond afterwards, 2 great views in one day!

This is a good short hike. Good for families on a simple outing wanting to get some nice pictures.

Great trail, still lots of snow after 3500 ft, few gullies crossing, long and steep traverse at the end, awesome scrambling to the top. Bring ice axe and spikes, at least now

Pretty easy hike up to mason lake. Started at about 1pm and there were plenty of parking spots cleared out from the morning crowd. There are some steeper sections and then a little bit of snow as you hit the fork and head down to the lake. Had the pup with us and saw lots of other people on the trail.

Went last week and there was still a lot of snow on the ground, made it a little tricky and longer to get to the falls.

love this hike!! so beautiful!

We did this last week and the trail was 90% snow covered. We camped at dog lake on the only pad of dirt, and lake was still frozen. It was beautiful.

Went today and there was hardly any snow left on the trail itself. Gorgeous easy walk/hike along the river with lots of amazing views before you get to the falls. Took a ton of pics, then took the Wagon Wheel trail back to the parking lot. Some downed trees to get over but nothing challenging. Wonderful short hike.

Beautiful view from left to right. Not gonna lie the walk was challenging, but the view made it all worth it. Definitely would go back :)

Amazing! This trail is the same as the bridal veil falls trail. You have to hike up to the falls, then back down to the main path but it is completely worth it. The falls were gorgeous. Up to the falls was easy. The hike up to lake serene was a little more difficult. The elevation gain was tough, it took place among a ton of switchbacks. The change in climate as you get to the top of the mountain was amazing. We saw a Pika at the top of the mountain which was incredible!

We went in the winter, highly suggest shoe spikes, people were sliding and falling into other people the whole time. Going down to the waterfall itself was so slick, luckily there was a rope to help shimmy down but still very difficult without shoe spikes. Won’t do this again in the winter, maybe a good summer hike

The road is open again so it's just a short two miles round trip. Very beautiful and definitely recommend if you love waterfalls and are looking for a short but beautiful hike! There was patches of snow on the trail in places but nothing you can't easily get through with just shoes or boots. Please remember to pack your trash back out with you! I passed a group of young adults that were drinking bottled beer and on my return trip I kept seeing their beer bottles they had left. Next time I'll bring a bag to pick up trash with. Let's leave our trails clean and beautiful!

hiking
9 days ago

5/15/2018 (Tuesday) - Mount Si Old Trail's condition remains solid, smooth and wide enough, no obstacle, no collapse, no downfalls, no mud, no overgrowth, no bug, just steep. The condition may even be better than Mt Washington Trail. I moved up by the upper/north part of Boulder Garden Loop (which is steeper than the lower/south part). It's a little more than 3 miles to the top talus from Little Si trailhead. Then, I had lunch back down to the ridge of the Old Trail to evade the busy hiking traffic on the top and the new trail. Then, I moved down via the new trail and Douglas Fir Trail (also in perfect condition) for my knees' sake, and complete the lower (south) half of the Boulder Park. Very few hikers use the Old Mt Si trail, Douglas Fir Trail, and the Boulder Garden Trail, so these trails provide solitude that is rare on the popular Mount Si and Little Si trails. The time up (3 hr) and down (2 hr) is almost the same as that of the official Mount Si trail for me.

Beautiful

Love this sweet, short, and serene hike! A great stroll just after dinner ;)

Beauty all around, elevation not bad conditions were perfect. No snow water was raging, definitely doing this hike again. Great hike with family too

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome awesome trail! Parked outside the scenic trailhead (it’s still closed!) and took my 9 year old son and puppy. The trail itself was fairly flat, we crossed to the upper grade at Martin’s Creek and took the upper grade back. We took the Windy Pt crossover down. If you can at all avoid it, don’t take that path up! It’s 1 mile long and has 28 switchbacks. Coming down it was the most unpleasant thing about the hike. The walk up has to be brutal!! A lot of snow runoff type streams on the upper grade that were a little scary for my 9 yo, so keep that in mind. The entire upper grade had a lot of running water over the trail. Didn’t make it to Wellington, but plan on doing that next time.

The artifacts left behind were interesting enough to keep my 9 yo old engaged throughout the hike and we both learned quite a bit about the railroad. Would absolutely do it again!

This hike was completed Aug 2017.

Beautiful Mother's Day hike!

on Zig Zag Trail

11 days ago

Good hike, pretty steep. Didn’t finish it this time so can’t speak of the view(s) on top. Soon as you get to the bridge, keep going straight UP.

hiking
11 days ago

My original goal was to hike Crystal Peak, but confirmed that the Mt Rainier National Park is still closed and the trailhead to Crystal Peak is a few miles into the park. So, I found the Norse Peak trail using the mobile app and decided to give it a try. It's rated as "Difficult", but there's nothing technical about it. You will hit snow at one point, but if you have microspikes and sticks you'll be fine. You'll hike right through the area devastated by last September's fire, but the good news is that it opens the trail up to the views and makes navigation much easier. The scene from the top is pretty amazing. I actually met Tyler (see his review below) at the summit and we talked for a bit. You can definitely see six peaks from the summit (Rainier, Adams, St Helens, Glacier, Baker, Hood), but Adams and Rainier are the only obvious ones. You'll have trouble recognizing any others. I posted some photos with markers so you can know where to look.

hiking
11 days ago

I started the day wanting to do a loop to goat lake, basin lake, crown point and norse peak. Well due to the forest fire last year most of the trail above the switchbacks is washed out. After spending an hour trying to turn left at the top to go to goat lake I gave up and tried to follow the "trail" on my gps to get to basin lake. That was impassable as well. I eventually settled for a mostly off-trail walk up to norse peak. Traction devices needed above 5700ft, but I suspect by the end of the weekend you could get a few hundred feet higher without them. There were still areas with 3 feet of snow on the way to the top but snowshoes werent needed. The views at the top were stunning though.

Favorite hike to date! Gorgeous views

Tough hike-- bring water and sustenance and some form of snow traction for the top. A beautiful midpoint helps encourage you through the grueling back half of the trail. well worth the effort. you'll need to hop across some slow moving water.

Intended to go camping but got turned back above the snowline. Great hike up to the snow but then you get into some deep slush over rocks on a fairly steep mountainside. I had crampons and poles and still had trouble, although I also had 80lbs on my back so it might've been more doable if I had prepared for a day trip. Other people seemed to be doing okay, but it was still mostly experienced-looking hikers at the top.

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