Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Mt Baker Ski Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
15 days ago

Fun trail with spectacular scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Very simple loop that offers amazing views of Tabletop! Also the lakes are crystal clear and ice cold, perfect to dip your toes in on a hot summer day, or let your dog go for a swim! Before you start on the trail, be sure to go inside Grandma’s Cabin and read up on the history of the area!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, short hike for some incredible views.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Did this years ago when my little brother lived there....

Amazing views

hiking
2 months ago

Good, simple hike. As of 8/13/2018 it is very smokey. You can still see the mountains but not as clearly as I wanted to.

2 months ago

Super fast and easy trail but...oh such views!
Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked it July 16. Beginning is still completely snowed in. Since I haven't done it before I had done trouble finding my way with all the snow, but eventually my micro spikes got me through the uphill snow field and to the switchbacks.

At the switchbacks the snow disappeared and the going was much easier, albeit straight up through rugged rock. Beautiful views of Baker as you're ascending.

Once on top there are 360 degree views of Baker, Shuksan, and many other beautiful things in every direction. I was competent enveloped in blue snowmelt ponds, snowy mountains, sheer cliffs, and so on.

To continue past the top it requires micro spikes to be put back on so I could do some ridge hiking to explore. Only saw two other people the three hours or so I was on the hike.

so couldn't do any hikes because there was so much snow, but roads clear and open. we wandered around a while looking for a trailhead but no luck, had my 1 year old and 8 year old so wasn't going to chance it. talked to a women at the visitor center, she said at least 2 or 3 more weeks til it's clear. the views from the parking lot were amazing so cant wait to go back.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views!

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
4 months 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.

hiking
Friday, September 29, 2017

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
Monday, September 25, 2017

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.

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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.

the most beautiful trek I've ever seen

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

The autumn colors are amazing right now!

Awesome!

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

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

Artist point is by far one of my favorite places to go. So many trails to take and beautiful views of the mountain everywhere you look. Even those who do not home can visit Artist point or Heather meadows for an outing of picnic. Definitely a must see/do in the Bellingham area.

hiking
Saturday, September 26, 2015

This trail has awesome switchbacks going right up to the ridge line. To see Baker and Shuksan so open is amazing. This trail is so beautiful. The trail and the view are something a person must see before they leave this earth!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Went last September to this interpretive trail with 3 kiddos while camping at Douglas Fir campground off of 542 Super easy, and absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to get back

hiking
Saturday, August 09, 2014

This is a great "bang for the buck" hike. Doesn't take too long, but gives you excellent views from the top. We also enjoyed the elaborate rock pile artistry that was present at the top when we were there. If you are up at Artists Point for just a short visit, give this hike your consideration.

hiking
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Did this one last September, which is the perfect time to do it, if the snow melt has been sufficient! Getting up there is a bit unsettling, so best not to do with dogs or children, but the view from the top is worth every heartbeat skip. A full 360 degree panoramic view of not just Baker, Shuksan and the surrounding peaks, but on a very clear day you can even see Rainier off in the distance!

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