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
7 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.

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.

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.

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!

skiing
Sunday, May 26, 2013

This is a truly beautiful place and the skiing is fantastic. I got stuck halfway up once when a sudden snow dump hit. I did not want to lose momentum to stop and chain up. By the time I had to I could not get going again.

skiing
Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mt Baker is the real deal. They get about 400 inches of snow per year. There is a lot of diamond terain.

hiking
Saturday, September 08, 2012

Beautiful. Make sure you go on a day with no cloud.

scenic driving
Thursday, April 12, 2012

We first tried this on July 1, 2010 and lo and behold that was a very snowy year - we had hiked right up the snowfields on Mt. Rainier and Mt. Hood - the base at Paradise was still about 8 ft. of snow - and Baker was no different. It was a foggy day to begin with and the gates prevented us from driving to the top. We even went around the other way down the one lane Rd. to the other side to even more fog. I have posted before (7/1) and after (8/17) pics to show the differences - including great shots of Shuksan as well as Baker .... on August 17th, I finished a business meeting in downtown Seattle at 2:30PM and drove up the Mt. Baker Hwy to Artist Point and hiked the Ridge Trail there (about 2 mi. RT). It was absolutely gorgeous still peppered with the remnants of the snowfields. Got back to Seattle around 8:30 PM. What a great trip and highly recommend it! Just make sure of the weather before you go! Note also the mileage varies depending on which route you take - I posted a link that uses 57 miles as the distance.

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