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.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

walking
20 days ago

Amazing views, but would be even better if the cars weren't allowed to park right where the best view is!

Such a beautiful place, very worth the drive! The views are breathtaking, even with a two year old it was great!

walking
30 days ago

Not really a hike. Easy walk around a lake. Very relaxing. Definitely worth a quick stop if you’re in the area. BEAUTIFUL picturesque views are worth it.

walking
2 months ago

Super short and accessible trail. You can park on the side of the road and make the trip around the lake in about 10 minutes! Fully paved, and there’s benches to sit at the good view points. Just be sure not to step off the pavement, as the landscape is fragile and still healing.

hiking
2 months 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.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

4 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!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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

walking
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!

hiking
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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Monday, August 15, 2016