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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.

Great easy long hike.

Started from the northern east bank and hiked and about a mile past noisy creek to stop and have lunch on the beach. Beautiful clear views of Baker and neighboring peeks. No snow or ice on trail or in the parking lot.

Short and sweet. Great view at the top thought the view is somewhat clouded by trees. Snow at the top but made it easily with hiking shoes, didn’t even need spikes

Quick hike, view of mountains was pretty but during summer months might not be as great. Someone had recently been out there so it was easy to spot in the snow the correct way to go once we got to the top

Short and sweet with awesome scenery. Just enough snow to make it a winter wonderland hike! Trail is well maintained and easy to follow. Snow and slush covered most of it today but it wasn’t an issue for us.

Not really a hike but the caves were awesome!

1 month ago

Not our intended trail for the day, but due to the road being closed this is why we ended up. only saw one other person and enjoyed a nice peaceful walk along the river nothing really exciting at all but we were outside and it was a nice day that's all there is to it! :)

Went up in mid-October and conditions were excellent. We brought snowshoes but didn’t end up using them. I’m sure now you would need them. Some excellent switchbacks and beautiful (stunning!) views.

Be careful! The whole mountain is basically a waterfall right now due to the rain, which is causing snow avalanches. If you hear something that sounds like a loud jet- that is an avalanche. Parking lot is covered In about 10 inches of snow. Other than the avalanches it was very beautiful and a pleasant hike/walk. Go prepared!

Hiked on 11/16/17. Trail in good conditions, with 2 to 4 inches of snow/slush. Recommend waterproof shoes and of course, to stay far from the ice caves. Saw a wet avalanche coming down close to the caves. Although it was a relatively small avalanche, I could hear the noise of the heavy pack roaring down. Nothing to worry if you stay in the trail away from the base of the mountain. Beautiful hike, specially this time of the year. My son and I had the trail just for us.

2 months ago

I have a question...can dogs get up this trail?



First snow . Beautiful

A little slippery in spots but beautiful along the river. Some trees across trail near the end but we managed to climb over/around.

on Sauk Lake Trail

2 months ago

This is a beautiful trail. We just went to the top, and did not continue down to the lake. It’s a dangerous trail because it’s narrow. A couple people have died on this mountain this year and several over the years. The switchbacks make it manageable for a nice day hike. there are bear hunters around, so it’s good to wear bright clothing and put a bright shirt on your dog!!! In 2009 someone was mistaken for a bear, was shot, and died.

2 months ago

This is an awesome trail. The zig-zags in the beginning were a bit boring but once you turn around the corner (you'll know it), the view was gorgeous! All the snow mountains including Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan and Mt. Rainier, etc.. And don't stop your pace until you hike all the way up to the ridge. The view's even better there!

And the road to the trailhead was fun to drive on, too.

What a great little hike this is! Took a friend out there today for her first time, had it all to ourselves. The trail is in great condition, no flooding on the trail as mentioned in a trip report from a week ago. There is one tree across the trail that is easily passable. Love this trail, it’s beautiful all year round.

A couple of trees down on the trail, but you can climb over or around them. Wear waterproof shoes as parts of trail flooded due to rain. Other than t hat, nice and easy hike.

Love the drive. Nice pretty easy hike. This was my second time up. I went a few weeks back with a friend before the rain started.
This time the upper trail is flooded deeper then my ankle in some spots. Thank goodness for water proof boots.

The sites are amazing and full of color right now.
Make sure you hit the other side with what I am calling the waterfall wall. Way to cool to not go see it.

We did hear a big boom and am assuming it was a. Collapse and one of the caves. That was scary, just glad we were on the outside.

Loved this mountain! Though the elevation is high, it wasn't too difficult. The view is incredibly distracting it is so gorgeous!

Easy, Beautiful, and great for a quick trip if need be!

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