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

hiking
1 day ago

nice little hike. ropes all over the place to get down closer to the water. getting back up was trouble for some in our party.

Hiked Heliotrope today, October 7, 2018. It was absolutely beautiful, even with the little bit of rain that was falling throughout the day the streams are totally passible without getting wet if you start early enough. The glaciers were still viewable with mild fog in the distance, no view of Baker. A little muddy on the trail due to the rain, but other than that it was absolutely stunning. I highly recommend getting this one in before the weather completely changes over!

For a short trail it was marvelous! So beautiful on this September day!

Would have been a great hike on a clear day. But we got a late start on a very rainy day so by time we got to final water crossing the water was far too high to do knowing we would come back when it would be higher.

I've recently done this hike to these beautiful waterfalls both from the upper trail, and from the lower trail walking up the creek bed. Both ways are easy, with more climbing over rocks and downed logs if approaching from the lower section. The trail between the 2nd and 3rd Falls is very steep but has a rope is zig-zagging across the trail to hang onto. I did not see the rope to repel down to the second falls, because I did not risk getting close enough to the edge that it was visible. The waterfalls are definitely worth the short hike. people were swimming in the water both in August and September.

Rope up, use crampons and be careful around crevasses. One should have some basic mountaineering skills for a Baker climb. Very enjoyable ascent.

off road driving
1 month ago

The end is gated. The way you go in is the way you go out.

4 start just because no sign for this trail the JBS help us to found it

Did the Heliotrope Ridge trail hike. After hiking for about two mile, there will be a fork. From there, we took the climbers route as we dint wanted to cross the third water creek in the heliotrope trail ahead. The climbers route gets steeper, but we got the best views of the glacier and Mt. Baker. It is not that strenuous. It is dog friendly. There were also a lot of families with kids. We also got a glimpse of few wild flowers. And the best part was there was no annoyance of bugs.
Overall, quite an amazing hike, though its mostly uphill, its not that exhausting. Through out the hike, there were trees with different kinds of berries to keep us hydrated!!

make sure to have a good meal and bring a snack. I didn't have enough to eat that day and I almost didn't make it to the top last year. but it is a great hike. :)

Lots of huckleberries and bear cubs out this time of year! This trail features a lot of ups and downs as you pass through several groves and meadows, keeping the trail interesting! There is a short rock scramble when you get to the peak that's occupied by fire ants, so watch where you put your hands! We also encountered some Giant Hogweed on the trail, but it looked like someone had cut it back and it's now grown out again. We went around 3pm on a Wednesday and only passed by 5 other people, so it was nice and quiet!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views at the end of this hike. Stick to the Climbers Route when you come to the fork. We decided to take the Glacier route. It ends up being it's own ending. We decided not to let that stop us & crossed the little river I climbed up & then back over to the ridge via the campsite. Not recommended but I feel it was worth it! There was still a bit of snow after the ridge, luckily our route took us around it so we ski'd down it rather than climbed up it.

There was about a 7mile (30min) drive on a dirt road to the trailhead. Few potholes at the beginning but well maintained and I was easily able to make it to the trailhead in my sedan. This was a really beautiful hike, but halfway up the dock butte trail there was a mama and her two cubs up in the tree. I was here with my pup so we turned back and stopped by the lake. I will definitely be back to see the top of dock butte!

Beautiful day no clouds or smoke! A good strenuous hike the last big creek was a challenge to cross but the views are spectacular.

Great little hike to a a nice swimming lake.
Some good cliffs to jump off of.

Not easy! But great views. Lots of ups and downs.

Our family and older couple enjoyed the hike into Blue Lake recently. Not too difficult but lots of roots. The view was spectacular and the lake setting was worth the effort. Another party had success with catch & release trout.

Hiked this on Aug 10. I would say it's an easy hike until you hit the boss creek towards the end. Took some courage to cross. Use water shoes and hiking poles to cross or hike up to the top of the creek and then cross. Once pass the fall, 10 min later you will see the amazing glacier. Be careful of loose rocks, that's the hard part of the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

I found this to be a great hike for an older newcomer to hiking. The trail is beautiful all the way. The first two-thirds is quite easy and the last third gets more hilly. I think this is a good trail for a newbie to gauge their own stamina/skill on forest trails before going off on a tougher hike you find you may not be able to enjoy. If you can make it all the way to the end and back without skipping a beat, then you are ready for bigger things If you struggle on the last third of the trail, then keep on conditioning before heading off on more strenuous trails.

hiking
2 months ago

Great experience... Black bear encounter 1/4 mi into the trail... loud rustle in the bushes above us 2 hikers... Bear looked straight at us for a second, veered away above trail...adrenaline pumping.

4th water crossing around noon time challenging... water very loud, fast, and good downward angle.

Stunning views around every corner! My sister and I hiked on a foggy day which made for some amazing photos. The mountain run off made waterfalls all along the way. Towards the top, the wildflowers were popping out everywhere! It was gorgeous! Bring water proof shoes to cross the rapid streams! Trekking poles are also helpful.

Great hike with stunning viewers of Mt Baker throughout and 360 panoramic views at the top of Shannon and Baker lakes.

Beautiful great views of Roosevelt glacier
Be prepared to get your feet wet

This hike has it all. Ice melt Rivers to cross, glaciers to see, and unreal views of the Cascades and Mt Baker. I highly recommend this one and will be hiking it again very soon!

Great Hike Fun crossing the creeks.
Saw a few Marmots

Beautiful hike! The trail has been well-groomed. The last creek crossing, past the climbers vs glacier view junction, was doable (you do need to walk in the water with a very strong current), but we knew the water level would be higher coming back. so we opted to go up to the climbers camp. Great choice! Although it was in-your-face steep, the wildflowers, snow waterfall runoff and cool breezes were spectacular! To top it off, we had fabulous views of the glacier. Lunch at the top; you got it, minimal annoying black flies :-)

Trail is in great condition all the way up to the glacier. Road up is doable but would be slow going for cars with low clearance. Parking sucks with how popular this trail has become. Go early for sure!

Amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful.
Hiked on July 21st.
No bugs!

Really, really beautiful. I’m used to harder hikes and did this one with my mom and carrying my 3 year old on my back in her hiking pack and managed just fine. The first mile is so easy and goes fast. From there there are a few steep humps and trees down near the end that you have to climb over. The creek was a nice way to cool off and swim and the huckleberries are in and so beautiful. Will probably do this one again when looking for an easier escape into nature

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