Mount Baker Standard Summit Route

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Mount Baker Standard Summit Route is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Deming, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7601 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

This is a beautiful climb up one of the most glaciated peaks in the lower 48. In the summer you will see beautiful wildflowers. You will camp high up on the Coleman Glacier and make a summit bid early the next morning before the sun comes up. Beware of crevasses on this entire hike. If you would like to summit this hike you will need proper knowledge of glacial climbing and hiking and proper gear. Proper knowledge and equipment are essential to a safe summit, something that takes most parties 2 days.

hiking
2 months ago

Perfect weather and an incredible weekend to summit Baker!!!

3 months ago

geocaching
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Easy approach via Heliotrope Ridge Trail. Easton glacier is much more exposed than Coleman, no dangerous snow bridges to be found along the route, crevasses are all pretty obvious. This is the best route for the late season. Water is plentiful right near the hogsback bivy sites.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

We went last week on Wednesday and Thursday. There is plenty of water up to Hogsback camp. The trail is easy to follow all the way to the top of Mount Baker.