Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Concrete with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Peaceful trail. Very little people on it. Saw a black bear at 3.75 miles into trail.

13 days ago

The first 1/4 of the road to Dock Butte trailhead is filled with potholes but doable. The last 2/3 smooth and clear of snow except the last 200 yards. We parked around the bend from the parking lot. There is room for a half a dozen vehicles. The first part of the trail is snow covered and we followed footsteps and ended off trail for a little excursion...when it became apparent we used our gps to recognize and retrace back to the trail. The middle section of the trail is clear other than a downed tree that is easy to climb over or under. Nearer the top the snowfields begin as do the amazing views! Hiking poles and clippons were a must for us...but we are in our 60’s. We saw 2 other groups of younger and more fit hikers, one group without poles or clippons and the other group with poles and clippons. Both of these other groups reached the summit...we chose to turn around 100’ elevation from the top...a bit too steep with snow for us. There were a few bugs but nothing a little bug deterrent couldn’t handle. Did I mention the views were stunning ☺️...the views were stunning! It was a wonderful place for a picnic! Perhaps a highlight was glissading back down the snowfields. After these old legs made it to this elevation over snow fields we were not going to miss the pure delight that these snowfields offer as a quick transport down. Wet butt honor makes it so worth the journey! On our trek down it was easier to notice the plentiful wildflowers...trillium and numerous sprouting flowers quickly reaching for the sun in the breakout sections of snow melt. It was quit a lovely day and a great early season hike!

15 days ago

The road is clear of snow almost all the way to the trailhead. We had to park around the bend from the trailhead. Snow was easy to walk in. The first part of the trail is mostly melted with some snow patches, easy to navigate. We threw on microspikes about 1.3 miles in. Glad we were tracking our route with gaia, there were no other tracks to follow on the snow. Gps helped us stay on Route. Made it within a few hundred yards of the summit before we felt the angle got too steep to walk on safely. Still great views (a little cloudy) and a good hike. Microspikes and gaitors! Happy July!

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

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

10 months ago

Fabulous view!

10 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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.

nature trips
11 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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

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.

on Noisy Creek Trail

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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.

Monday, June 05, 2017

took our dog up here last summer. beautiful hike but a lot longer then we thought it would be. the view from the top was phenomenal and we had a great panoramic view.

Monday, May 29, 2017

nice trail. relatively easy, not much elevation change, moderately trafficked. lots of bridges. one of which crosses some pretty fast moving water and is under repair. watch your step as the planks under repair are not nailed down. there are a few campsites along the trail and right near Noisy Creek. view is great once you make it to Noisy Creek.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

super easy but fun little critters along the way

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Snow on trail added to the challenge, which began about a mile into the hike. Only came across one group of 2 people the entire hike. Views from the Butte were as good as they get in the N. Cascades.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Awesome views of Mt Baker

Friday, August 12, 2016

Not an overly difficult hike until the end. It will challenge your will to finish but the reward is worth it

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I love this walking trail. Perfect location for a quick drive and change of scenery for my boys. I love seeing how in awe they are of how big the trees are. Perfect for little kids and/or people with disabilities or physical limitations. The path is of good width, and boarded for wheelchair access .

Sunday, June 28, 2015

It's a little rough going towards the top, but the view makes it all worth it. Absolutely spectacular. Don't miss Blue Lake on your way back down.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Great hike. the fog killed our photos. but i will defiantly be going back

Saturday, August 09, 2014

great hike. This is a summer hike only unless you want to travel through snow. Trail can be hard to find in places, bring GPS. great views!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

my family like it

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The drive up Illabot is beautiful, great views of the valley and the Skagit River. Their are a few creeks on the way and plenty of gorgeous scenery. The trail itself is scheduled to be closed soon, no longer maintained it has all but became another part of the Skagit's history.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Great view at the top but the climb up is a bit boring and there's lots of big trees to climb over. Took about an hour and a half up

Friday, January 06, 2012

I love Slide Lake usually good fishing. Been a couple years since I've been will have to get up there this summer.

nature trips
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

So pleasant, perfect if you have little kids along. Didn't get any complaining about the length and the old growth forest is truly awesome. Boardwalks perfectly maintained, amazing variety of native plants. Directions are a little off though on All Trails...it's off of Baker Lake Hwy as a pulloff, not down the National Forest Road, if you get to Kulshan Campground, turn back around, go back to Baker Lake Hwy and it's just a little down the highway on the right.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Great trail! My friend and I originally tried to go to Watson Lake, but due to road damage and snow we turned around and found the Noisy Creek trail. The actual trail itself is easy, but if you want to add some difficulty to your trip, stay on the trail and you'll hit Maple Grove trail.

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