Picture Lake Path

EASY 8 reviews
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Picture Lake Path is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Maple Falls, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.4 miles
6 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly





wild flowers

9 months ago

All 17 of us enjoyed it...even the ones who can't hike. Absolutely 'Picture' perfect!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A great easy walk around Picture Lake. Perfect for families or people who aren't up for a full hike in the Mt Baker Wilderness. It is also a nice little warm up if you want to take in the scenery before heading up off the beaten path.

This is a very nice late afternoon walk.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Easy! A must do area if you want the classic shot of Mt. Shuksan!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Short but sweet, this paved and board-walked loop around Picture Lake is a nice place to take it all in. "The classic alpine vista of Mt. Shuksan mirrored in Picture Lake is one of the most photographed mountain scenes in North America." There are interpretive signs and a view scope during the summer. This, Bagley Lakes Fire and Ice, and the trails at the top of the ridge at Artist Point are worth the 58 miles/1 hr 20 min) to end of Hwy 542. (Glacier to Bellingham is 34 miles, and then from Glacier climbs 24 miles/1hr to 5,100 feet at Artist Point in Heather Meadows). Highly recommend a visit! (Do check the weather and access first).

Monday, October 06, 2014

Didn't do the full walk around the lake but gorgeous photo opportunity with shuksan reflection. It's a great stop before or after a hike near artist point

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Monday, August 15, 2016