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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.

Have been here twice, on trips to the Seattle area in Nov. 2013 and again in Sept. of the following year as I wanted to see it in the summer months and before it was closed for a cleanup project. Hike is easy, but getting across the creek can be rather tricky.

Super easy trail. The only issue is that Mountain Loop, Highway is closed 2 miles before the entrance to the trail, but it makes a great walk. It's covered with snow now. Bring your snowshoes or shoe tracks.

Love this trail. A bit challenging but very rewarding hike!

Road is snowed out 4 miles below the trail head. My husband and I hiked the road which was about a foot deep in snow. It was very pretty but we'll need to come back when we can actually hike the trail. I'd say give it another month or two.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty rocky path. Make sure you have sturdy shoes. The old mining town is pretty cool and the views are a nice little reward.

walking
1 month ago

I backpacked from North Fork sauk trail to PCT, to Blue Lake, to Pilot Ridge, down pilot ridge, cross the river, then again connecting back to N Fork Sauk trail and on to parking lot. What an awesome loop. It's a beautiful trail with espectacular views of Glacier Peak and so many flowers along the way and much more. I hiked this at the beginning of August. I would recommend it for a 3-4 day backpack trip. There's water sources all along the way, with the exception of top of pilot ridge. But you can find water before and after the ridge.

hiking
1 month ago

I've done this hike before and loved it. However for anyone coming from granite falls on mountain loop highway, the highway is closed about 7 miles out from the turnoff.

hiking
2 months ago

definately a nice long hike mostly flat good for pictures all day kinda hike. and picnic

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful winter hike. Had to park about 1 mile away from trail head b/c of road conditions. I would recommend snow shoes and/or at least spikes for your boots.

Inaccessible from the west by Rd 38 due to a rock slide. From this point it is 6 miles from the trailhead.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great overnighter. Getting there can be kind of tough. The trail has been washed out. Large rocks litter the path. Due to previous storms many downed trees make it tough to pass. But all will be worth it once you reach the town.

backpacking
2 months ago

This was a really fun hike! unfortunately too snow covered to get into the cave but will definitely be returning when it clears up!

Just finished this trail, It was stunningly beautiful sadly there was to much snow and it completely covered the entrance to the cave. Because of the snow the road was also closed so we had to walk almost 3 miles just to get to the start of the trail in quite a bit of snow. With out a few feet of snow I bet this trail would be easier, in the conditions we went in I would say moderate or even hard. Still worth it and will be coming back!

hiking
2 months ago

Trail had 3-4ft of snow and we also had to walk 2 miles to the trail because they closed the road due to how much snow there was. But the 2miles of walking was on compacted snow. So we parked at the turnaround and walked the 2 miles. Theres so much snow on the ice caves you cannot even see where they are located. So for someone first time there you'll just end up at a mountain side covered in snow pretty much. Still was a good walk/hike. (You don't climb much elevation)

Love the cabin at the top, it's a short hike with a really great view for your efforts. Need a 4x4 to get to the trailhead.

One of my all time favourite hikes. It is an easy hike (mainly cause you drive up most of the mountain). Amazing views for an easy hike.