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Road not open yet to cars past upper parking lot, (about last 3 miles) lake Ann trailhead still had decent amount of snow.
Bagley Lakes starting to become visible.

hiking
14 days ago

The road to Artist Point is cleared of snow but the gate is still locked shut so you can walk the 2.7 mile up to the point but apparently no driving up there until July sometime. Hopefully before the 4th.

Great snowshoe! Lots of snow still, snowed a couple times last week when we were there. Moderate hike, some of the best mountain views so easily accessible!

Artist Point on a sunny day is always a five star snow shoe! No two return trips are the same as there is always a new direction to go or a trail to follow. This snow shoe has a few short steep spots but is able to be done by even a beginner if patient. Given the right weather your efforts will be rewarded. If its not clear or there is limited blue sky you my as well not bother. Once you seen what this hike has to offer on a perfect day its hard to go back when its overcast.

I had to return to do this one on a sunny day and it was magnificent! Nearly 360 views from Artist Point. Many trails were created to get to the top so choose your own adventure from the upper parking lot. We hugged the groomed trail, keeping it to our left before the terrain flattens out and naturally provides a wide trail that meanders left before switching back right.

hiking
8 months ago

From artist point to the summit, you have about a 1 mile hike up. The trail is marked, barely, but it's rugged and fun. breathtaking views of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan, a lake and the Ski Area.

hiking
8 months ago

This hike needs to be combined with another hike to earn the five stars as its a long drive to Baker for a short hike. Leave about 2.5 hours for this hike and explore the terrain up top. You need to wander and explore. Its a three star hike if you hike up and down.

backpacking
8 months ago

excellent hike! Definitely recommended for those amazing views. trail can be a little rough with lots of loose rocks but almost anyone could do it. also prepare for year round snowpack in locations

One of the best hikes in the area. Usually need an ice axe before late August as steep snow slopes linger. Spectacular views.

Beautiful scenery. Nice, easy trail, though last hundred yards is uphill.

hiking
11 months ago

Still a lot of snow mid July. Would rate higher later in the summer when it is possible to walk and enjoy the beauty around you rather than having to watch every step. Fantastic for a hike with the kiddos.

hiking
11 months ago

Seriously beautiful views. Turned around at about the halfway point because it was a bit much for kids under 10. Fragrant flowers and snow capped mountains make this picture perfect.

scenic driving
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Awesome drive

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

I could only do a very, very small portion of this trail but it was beautiful. You get fantastic views of the mountains, pools of crystal clear water, and wildflowers when they're in bloom. The trail is easily accessible through driving and there are a lot of rocks to scrabble for a better view, if desired.

More beauty than my brain could handle! Seriously. Great workout, trails in good condition. Mind blown during sunrise snowshoe hike this morning. Hardly needed gloves or a hat. For my first time up there, this was a grand introduction!!! WOW!!!!

the most beautiful trek I've ever seen

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spectacular views the entire trail.

backpacking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

Overnight above the tree line with beautiful views of Mt. Baker.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

The autumn colors are amazing right now!

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

The autumn colors are amazing right now!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nice easy hike at me warmed up, Beautiful scenery

Awesome!

Great drive that will reward you with fantastic panoramic views of Baker and surrounding mountains. I definitely recommend it.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Went on a cloudy day mid August, visibility was crummy and created an eerie feeling the entire trip. Saw ptarmigans, marmots, goats, and one mystery predatory mammal of some sort. Was a decent amount of snow/ice crossing.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great area to bring kids to introduce them to hiking. Flat and easy.

walking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great short hike for young kids. Fairly flat,

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Not a bad trail for some great views of Mt. Shuksan & Mount Baker! The Switchbacks are fun!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Easy, so nice mountain views, do if you have the time

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Easy, Pretty area, worth it if you got the time

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