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Upper Lodge to Artist Point Trail

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Mount Baker National Forest

Upper Lodge to Artist Point Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maple Falls, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 964 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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cross country skiing

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snowshoeing

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views

wildlife

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As of January 06, 2020, users have reported that the trail was closed for avalanche control. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

hiking
4 hours ago

Just go at sunrise or sunset. That’s my only advice...

hiking
snow
7 days ago

Hiked halfway up yesterday. I chose to hike the road rather than trail find, but want to review here for those looking for conditions. Between the first and second locked gates is plowed and dry. Past the second gate there is lots of snow. I was waking on 6-10 feet of snow on top of the road. I had microspikes, snowshoes would have been easier. The top layer of the snow was soft wet so it made for a slippery, difficult slog. I unfortunately ran out of time to make it up to the top. I was really surprised how many people were in the parking lot just hanging out, but since you have to be willing to snow hike to really go anywhere, it was plenty dispersed.

hiking
1 month ago

A few days ago I didn’t need snow shoes but the snow has become considerably softer with the warm weather and a bit harder to walk in.

snowshoeing
snow
1 month ago

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
snow
3 months ago

hiking
snow
4 months ago

hiking
off trail
snow
4 months ago

Didn’t make it far, sign said trail was closed for avalanche control. Decided to follow the rules and turn back. Still a nice little stroll

snowshoeing
snow
6 months ago

snowshoeing
snow
6 months ago

hiking
off trail
snow
6 months ago

Beautiful with sweeping 360° views! Lots of snow!!

hiking
snow
7 months ago

snowshoeing
snow
7 months ago

Every time I do this hike I can't help but feel the luckiest person on the planet. If you're wondering whether there's enough snow to snowshoe the answer is yes! It'll get even better with the next snowfall, but it's already awesome. Saw many other snowshoers, cross-country-skiers, snowboarders and some hikers with traction - I would not particularly recommend that for the last portion to artist point. The snow is already pretty deep and fluffy. Most of the snow was great to snowshoe on. On 11/29 you could still follow the "road" to artist point (in the sense that it is completely covered with snow but you can see where it usually is), but it might be more fun to follow the usual snowshoe path for when the ski resort is open. No clouds in the skies, amazing and breathtaking views of Baker and Shuksan! Could not have chosen better for my OptOutFriday outing :) This might be the most beautiful place I've ever seen.

backpacking
snow
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike up Wild Goose Trail

hiking
10 months ago

what an awesome hike

hiking
snow
Sun May 19 2019

On May, 18th we could travel without snow shoes - but it was wet (ie - I would recommend take snow shoes). Snow covers everything, should try to follow main road.

hiking
snow
Tue May 14 2019

5/14. ranger advised against snowshoeing off trail at this time because trails are not marked and there is danger of falling through snow into rivers flowing under the surface. there were cat tracks, some followed the mt baker highway that is covered in snow and some went to a lodge. followed both... raining the whole time. stunning beauty.

snowshoeing
snow
Sat May 11 2019

snowshoeing
snow
Mon Mar 04 2019

A workout but gorgeous views!

snowshoeing
snow
Sat Jan 26 2019

Sat Jan 05 2019

Trail was a bit hard to follow at first given the number of tracks going all over the place, but I just followed the map for the first bit and it became clearer as I got higher. Not too strenuous, but spectacular views from the top, even on a cloudy day.

snowshoeing
Mon Dec 31 2018

Amazing snowshoe yesterday! Trail was easy to follow excellent views the whole time!

Fri Oct 12 2018

Wow this is beautiful and very worth the trip in the fall with the leaves turning!!

snowshoeing
Wed Jun 27 2018

amazing views! definitely and worth it coming back this winter!

snowshoeing
Wed Apr 11 2018

Great snowshoe! Lots of snow still, snowed a couple times last week when we were there. Moderate hike, some of the best mountain views so easily accessible!

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