Picture Lake Path

EASY 13 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

6 days ago

Simple hike on a paved paths. As of 08/13/2018 the area is very smokey and you won’t be able to see many mountains.

20 days ago

Hiked this on Sunday, had super pretty views but also had a lot of people up there

28 days ago

If you're in the area, go! Walk around the path and take in the amazing views of Mt. Shuksan over the lake.

2 months ago

so many amazing and beautiful views from such a simple location. It's short enough that you can spend your time actually exploring and looking around without being pressured for time. So many little Treasures, can't wait to see it in the fall!

11 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

2 months ago

9 months ago

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Monday, August 15, 2016