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very short walk but through old growth forest. such big trees

the water is almost black but it's nice and warm.

May 5. Road snowed out 3 miles from trailhead. Tried to hike the extra distance but turned around 4 miles in. Might be able to do it with snowshoes if you start early morning. Lots of snowmobiles.

hiking
1 month ago

Great way to walk in the woods! Every mile offered a sense of discovery. Would love to come back for an overnight trip!

hiking
4 months ago

Started from the northern east bank and hiked and about a mile past noisy creek to stop and have lunch on the beach. Beautiful clear views of Baker and neighboring peeks. No snow or ice on trail or in the parking lot.

Beautiful hike, but definitely bring micro spikes if you have them for the top! There are about 2-3 inches 4800 ft +.

Such a beautiful hike! So lucky to live in the PNW and have this in our backyard. There was quite a bit of snow at the top, so probably not many days left to do this hike this year.

I don't think this trail exists as of October 6 2017. Spent about an hour searching for it on various false trails around the GPS coordinates. Lots of trash in the area.

In any case, the trail is very poorly marked, if at all.

A lot of ups and downs on a rooty, rocky trail but it was worth it! This was great. Lots of awesome dogs,
People and wild blueberries! It was a wonderful time!

Absolutely gorgeous. The meadow and the views of Shuksan are breathtaking. Bring lots of water and be prepared for a 90% uphill slog. Worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

Fabulous view!

backpacking
8 months ago

Diverse hike and amazing views. My favorite trail in WA so far - truly enchanting.

Camped about a mile down from the lookout. Plenty of berries along the trail. Will be sure to return.

Only one car in the parking lot & a nice hike in on an old logging road. Virtually no bugs & not too warm although those w/climbing gear looked tired & hot. Great views of Mt. Baker & lunch after 2 hrs w/view of the ascent to the ridge. A steep rocky climb, but only 30 min, & you're on top of the ridge w/great views. About the same time to get back but only 5 cars in the lot. A great hike.

Drive up was beautiful. Deep slushy thigh-deep snow prevented any hiking. All upper trails in same condition.

Absolutely stunning! Definitely take the time to walk to the second lake of Watson Lakes; a quick hike from the first lake and well worth it. The entire hike is just fabulous!

Love this hike! The beauty throughout this hike is picture perfect. My favorite

hiking
9 months ago

We visited the falls on August 8, 2017. The rumored footbridge over the creek is gone and the trail is heavily overgrown. It being low water, wading the creek seemed the best way to reach the old dam at the top of the falls.

The trail is well maintained and the views are probably great. Probably. I went on this hike during the great 2017 BC Smoke fest. All views of mountains and valleys were shrouded in fog like smoke. The drive to the trailhead is a long slow 12 miles of dusty forest service road. Potholes. After we got to the top we were greeted by all manner of flies. I'm glad I did the hike. From an exercise point of view it was great. Smoke, flies and long potholed road will keep me away in the future.

very beautiful, amazing views of Mt. Baker.

nature trips
9 months ago

SUPER short lil trip to the springs, but I loved it! The road is truly horrible, I got 2 flat tires this day, just go slow like any other forest road! The nasty big ass horse flies were super gross but it's worth dealing with em! SO hot and relaxing! Met some rad people and very much enjoyed my experience, and my dog did too! :)

Agreed with reviews. Hard up and up trail. Don't even think about going with out mega bug repellent. The flies are brutal and they bite.

Views were beautiful, make sure to bring the strongest bug spray you feel comfortable using if you're going to actually head down to the lakes.

Gorgeous hike. The lake was warm enough for swimming. Bugs can be annoying.
Gravel road is ok.

hiking
10 months ago

This hot springs was cool if you never been to a Hot Springs, but in general it sucked. There were no signs leading up to the Hot Springs, the road was awful and had so many potholes.

hiking
10 months ago

Attempted the full loop this weekend, without success. The parking lot is clear of snow now, but within the first 2km the trail is almost completely covered (counterclockwise loop), we had to follow someone else's boot tracks as a GPS can only help so much! Would definitely recommend crampons for the steeper, snowier parts. Had to turn around at ~5.5km as we completely lost the trail. Would love to attempt this trail in the late summer/early fall though.

backpacking
10 months ago

Went out to Maple Grove on for an overnight out and back with my wife. Trail is wonderfully shaded and flat. Bridge is still out about 1 mile north of the south entrance, but a large log and various smaller logs make the river passable.

Gorgeous views of Baker, Shuksan, and of course the lake. Stunning old growth forest. Can continue along the trail if you desire for up to 14.3 miles one way. Overnight we encountered a black bear sniffing around and looking for anything interesting. Bring a bear canister and be aware. Didn’t see any bears midday. Be smart, don’t leave food out, and enjoy this beautiful hike.

Big asterisk on my hike. I went too early in the season (June of 2017). Absolutely beautiful but it wasn't as much of a hike....more of a labored trudge thru snow. Watson lake wasn't accessible unless you pack specifically for it during this season. Hard to enjoy the area because of how tired I was. I will probably return in July or August.

on Noisy Creek Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike along baker lake trail then up noisy creek. The noisy creek spur is left at the noisy creek campground, it is about 0.5 mi up to a beautiful spot along noisy creek , though I would call it noisy river! It is a steep climb up and a bit overgrown in places. I recommend pants.

Lots of snow still, had to hike a mile or so to get to the actual trailhead. Made it to Anderson lake, didn't try to get up to Watson due to the snow and how tired we already were. I would wait a few more weeks before hiking this one.

11 months ago

Great trail still covered in snow. The parking lot and part of the road is still inaccessible, shoulder parking is available with an extra walk to the trailhead. I would recommend poles and gaiters.

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