Explore the most popular views 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.

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
7 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
7 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
7 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.

hiking
10 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.

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!

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.

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

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Beautiful view!

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
Friday, June 24, 2016

Rocky, goat lake along the way is amazing

snowshoeing
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Great weather. Fluffy snow.

snowshoeing
Monday, January 11, 2016

This snowshoe trip was awesome. Made the trip in a nice pair of MSR Snowshoes and enjoyed a clear blue sky. Kulshan and Shuksan were in full view and the trail up to the point was nice and packet down. Best snowshoe of the winter!

snowshoeing
Monday, January 04, 2016

Great snowshoe spot. A wonderful way to kick off the new year. It is a very easy hike, only one point with a steep grade. The views were great throughout the entire hike, but the top is fantastic. A great place to catch a sunset.

snowshoeing
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Fantastic as per usual, though a little low on fresh snow. Sun was shining though! Explored more then in the past which was totally worth it. The main trail saw quite a few other snowshoers, but going off the beaten path was quieter. One of my favourite places to go. Nov 28, 2015

snowshoeing
Monday, December 28, 2015

This was my first time snowshoeing around Mt. Baker on Artist Point trail The day i went there were too many clouds to see the big boy mountains but it was still a decent trip. I’ll have to go back on a clearer day. The road up to ski lodge was in great shape shut a little snowy slush near the top. The trail is easy to follow right now lots of tracks to follow, I will note that some of the steeper terrain does look a little iffy avalanche wise. Overall though this is a super easy hike you’re in eye sight of the ski resort the whole time so it doesn’t feel so scary if you’re new to snowshoeing. Literally all you have to do is park in the Mt Baker Ski area parking lot and start heading south. Also when it’s clear out you get very good views for not a whole lot of work. I would definitely recommend this trail.

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