Baker River Trail

EASY 15 reviews
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Baker River Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Concrete, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is best used from March until November.

5.2 miles
331 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly






wild flowers

no dogs

Directions from Sedro-Woolley: Follow State Route 20 east for 17 miles to milepost 82. Turn left on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road #11). Continue on the Baker Lake Highway for 25 miles to the road's end. Turn left on Road #1168. Road #1168 ends in 0.5 mile at the trailhead and parking area. There is a toilet at the parking area.

5 months ago

good easy hike with nice river views

8 months ago

Great easy trail with awesome views. There is bridge washout in the middle of the trails, but we crossed it without any problem.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Easy hike with little to no net elevation gain. Creeks passing through the trail were all dry due to the lack of rainfall recently... I suppose. Be sure to stop on the bridge .6 miles in as it offers the best views on the whole trip.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Did part of this yesterday. Saw a black bear, got spooked, and turned around. Will definitely come back.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great hike for kids

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Baker River trail was a fun trek. My wife and I started from the trail head to the National Park boundary. Completed this trail on 25 JAN 2016. Minimal snow and hiking boots are all that is needed. Trekking poles recommended that the trail has ice, packed slick snow and slick wood bridges. Half way through, a creek has washed out a section on trail. This trail has amazing views
of the Baker River, the Cascade mountain range, Washington rain forests and river ecology. Over all a great day hike and easy to navigate.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

A great hike! Easy and plenty to enjoy along the way. End of trail view is awesome and a great place for a picnic. Also cool watching the Salmon spawn along the river pools.

Monday, August 06, 2012

This is a great little 3 season hike that takes you from Mt Baker-Snoqualmie Natl Forest into North Cascades National Park. To get to the trailhead you must drive several miles on a dirt forest road. Northwest Forest pass is required. Ample parking, though it is shared with campers. The trail is in great condition, and mostly single track. Some bugs but not too bad. The trail starts in light forest, transitions to a pleasant hike along the river with views of snow capped peaks. Nice footbridges so you won't get wet at stream crossings. At the transition to the National Park land it changes into a thick, lush forest. The hike ends at a backcountry camp named Sulfide next to a creek (space for about 2 camps with firepits). All in all a pleasant easier hike through varied ecosystems.

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Monday, October 17, 2011