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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.

hiking
6 days ago

Snow packs are still very high and slushy. Top of the trail is inaccessible unless you are really geared up for snow. Trail gets lost about 0.5 mile from the trail end.

backpacking
7 days ago

Partly washed out road - only high clearance vehicles could make it to trailhead. I parks about 4 miles back and walked in. Super nice day out. Once I arrived at the trail, it was very muddy and 75% of the trail had snow on it - but it was manageable with a pole. Very nice hike overall!

Favorite hike so far

Did part of this yesterday. Saw a black bear, got spooked, and turned around. Will definitely come back.

I did this years ago and it's my favorite so far in this area! Now that I'm in better shape this is my goal!! Doing soon!!

hiking
11 days ago

I love this hike, but HATE crossing the log. Is there any way to cross without having to cross over the log?

caves have not formed yet, but still pretty. road was closed about 2 miles before the trailhead. worth the extra walk.

backpacking
17 days ago

Wasn't able to hike the trail, do to road being closed off. To get to the trailhead you would have to hike 10 miles down the road alone, on top of the 5 miles to the lake. Talked to the rangers and was told that the road should be opening in a couple of weeks, and cleared all the way to Bush Point.

Great trail for a causal walk in the PNW

walking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is not an easy hike after you pass mile 2. In fact, it is steep and rough. Roots, rocks, and mysterious monsters grabbing at your feet unexpectedly. (legs tire easy with the incline, and one needs to concentrate on lifting your feet.) A miss-step can be problematic, so be careful. While there are about 40 switch-backs, don't count them....you'll just get depressed on how many more you have to go.
But the trail is beautiful, and the apex of the trek is worth it. Some 400 year old growth scatter the trail, and ancient remnants of a fire.

late April and there was still a bit too much snow to get to Big Greider, or even camp at little Greider. But still beautiful.

Road is not accessible at this time to the trail head, about a mile and a half from the trail head there are 20-30 trees down. You can park and I walk up to the trail head.