Baker Lake Trail

EASY 37 reviews
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Baker Lake Trail is a 20.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Concrete, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3024 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

Baker Lake Trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest hugs Baker Lake and is mostly flat for most of its length. It wanders through old-growth forests providing some awesome views of Mount Baker. $5 entrance fee

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1 month ago

very beautiful, amazing views of Mt. Baker.

backpacking
2 months ago

Went out to Maple Grove on for an overnight out and back with my wife. Trail is wonderfully shaded and flat. Bridge is still out about 1 mile north of the south entrance, but a large log and various smaller logs make the river passable.

Gorgeous views of Baker, Shuksan, and of course the lake. Stunning old growth forest. Can continue along the trail if you desire for up to 14.3 miles one way. Overnight we encountered a black bear sniffing around and looking for anything interesting. Bring a bear canister and be aware. Didn’t see any bears midday. Be smart, don’t leave food out, and enjoy this beautiful hike.

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

4 months ago

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5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked half.
Bridge over Anderson creek is broken but passable.

11 months ago

pretty, lots of up and down. no lake access if you start from the North.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What a fantastic backpacking experience. I hiked in solo and stayed overnight from Thursday to Friday. The hike in was extremely pleasant until about mile 3. The majority of the trail meanders parallel to the lake so you get fantastic views of the lake, lots of shade and a nice breeze. The last mile however veers inland where the brush, bugs and sun exposure get much worse. Cruise through it though because the camp site at Maple Grove is awesome. Of the 6 camp spots, a few were closed and a few were taken by boaters. The best spot for a solo hiker, Site 1, was open and away from the other campers so I really had the place to myself. The forest is very quiet but the lake can get noisy with boats from time to time. Being by myself I welcomed the occasional waterskier or fishing boat to watch. This was an excellent trip overall. The next time I come I will bring the family and the canoe and explore more of the surrounding lake.

backpacking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Elevation gain is misleading as you're hardly ever on flat terrain. LOTS of ups and downs. We did an overnighter and found a STUNNING campsite about 8 miles from trailhead, just past Noisy Creek (we think). Single campsite right on the lake, totally private. Once you get about a mile or two you see very few people on the trail, which is good because it's quite narrow in spots. If it's been raining, highly recommend gaiters as your pants will get soaked from vegetation. Very scenic, but no vistas or overlooks. Just the lake.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

lake this trail. our youngest who is four has done this trail many times.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

Nice meandering trail that weaves along the Eastern shore of Baker Lake. Not great lake access, as you are typically 20-50ft above shoreline with a steep drop. Great trail for beginners and children, or to make summit attempts at greater peaks.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

great hike, especially on a warm day since it's in the trees. the streams are awesome.