Welcome Pass Trail

HARD 4 reviews
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Welcome Pass Trail is a 14.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maple Falls, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

14.2 miles
3,277 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




nature trips





wild flowers


Directions from Glacier: Travel east on the Mt. Baker Hwy. 542 for approximately 12.5 miles to Forest Road #3060, located between mileposts 45 and 46. Turn left on Road #3060 which is difficult to see. The turn is about .3 miles west of the Shuksan garage for the highway department. The parking area is located at the end of the road, about .7 miles from Hwy. 542. The trailhead is about 75 feet back down the road from the parking area which has a minimal stock trailer turnaround.

20 days ago

I'm amazed there are so few reviews. This was possibly the most spectacular view I have ever experienced! Forgot my phone on the hike so sorry no pics. Killer hike but fairly short to the pass, 3- 4 miles, then it's all view no matter where you roam. Peaks every which way you turn. the snow made it that much more spectacular. There was no snow on the hill climb. That would have made it impossible. We went on a mostly sunny day. I will come back.

Monday, October 25, 2010

This trail olnly gains about 400 feet in the first half a mile. After that, it's about 2600 feet on a stair master. On average you gain a foot for every 4 feet with much of it significantly steeper than that. The view is fantastic but the trail is just as tough coming and going. The meadows at the top give you plenty of room to have a seat and soak it all in.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Thursday, August 13, 2015