Mount Baker Standard Summit Route is a 11.8 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
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7,260 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
3 months ago

Did Mt Baker on July 18th 2018 by myself. left parking 5:30am took me 8 hours and 45 minutes to the summit and back to parking beautiful views was great day for it.

backpacking
5 months ago

May 27, 2018. Spectacular 360 view of Washington and Canada. It’s a challenging climb, but worth every bit of the effort required to get to the summit. We were lucky to arrive on the first day vehicles could reach the trailhead which was a plus. Mountaineering gear for glacier safety is highly recommended. While it’s possible to summit in 1 day, I would highly recommend making it an enjoyable 2 day excursion. For those planning 2 days, there are two excellent options for setting up base camp.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked on May 12th snow was pretty sloppy as we had a lot of hot weather. Over all hike was a blast with beautiful views. I made a video along the way check it out for more in depth information about the hike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDJzVpyON7c

Be safe out there, NW Adventures

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

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

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.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Monday, May 29, 2017