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

8 months ago

Stunning views, muddy trek.

8 months ago

Even in the rain, the views didn't disappoint. Terrain was a bit unstable in some places, but nothing too crazy. Lots of pikas and birds were frolicking about and the sun came out a few times. Beautiful hike!

10 months ago

I absolutely LOVED this hike and would consider it one of the most beautiful I've been on! It's definitely challenging but well worth the effort! We did this about a week ago and the only complaint I have are in regard to all of the bugs... so definitely bring bug spray (and plenty of water)!!!

10 months ago

From the forest to the meadow and creeks, to where the trail weaves through fallen boulders and puts you at the picturesque lake. Wow! Go in late summer - you can enjoy some wildflowers and blewbs! Layer, layer, layer. This trail gets hot & cold quickly. Well maintained trail, fully paved road on the way up.

The road is currently closed at the 5.5 mile mark which means you'd have to hike an extra 10 mikes of road each way to even reach the trail head...

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Did this one during the summer, it was alright but during the winter it was a different ballgame while snowshoeing.
The winter scenery of the forest and many frozen waterfalls gave this a little more appeal than during the summer. We camped out over night and the sunrise over mt shuksan was awesome. It was a fairly difficult snowshoe in deep powder the entire way. We had to snowshoe from the fork in the hannegan pass road at nooksack cirque road, which added some length to our trip. Would not recommend it as a day snowshoe trip, took a very long time through difficult terrain.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

The autumn colors are amazing right now!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Enjoy this hike very much very picturesque very colorful in the fall, only complaint I have is the dog crap smell

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Beautiful in September with all the fall colors. There is a medium mud and rock slide approximately 1.5 miles on the drive up. The pot holes are worth the hike.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Extremely enjoyable. Not for those with chest pain or chain smokers. Great trail

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hikes on 9/16/16 Good trail with great views.
blueberries along the trail
Parking fills up quickly at trailhead

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pretty challenging in areas especially near the end. We did it without much gear, and most the other hikers we saw out there had hiking poles and other gear. Definitely pack a lunch! Ended up taking us about 6 hours and about 10 miles according to my pedometer. Also very rocky in some areas which was hard to walk stable through so watch your step!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great short hike for young kids. Fairly flat,

Sunday, August 14, 2016

This challenging hike is loaded with gorgeous views at every turn. It is Mother Nature at her finest. From woodsy trails to rocky slide areas to green valleys, this trail has it all. It starts by going down to the valley and then up and over another ridge. A short distance after that, Lake Ann comes into view. It is a beautiful little lake nestled between 2 ridges. We ate our picnic lunch on the ridge overlooking the lake on one side and the glacial ice on the other. The ridge was covered in wildflowers. It was a little piece of Heaven on earth. The return hike was tiring as we traversed the many switchbacks to the trailhead. This is a must do hike for all hiking enthusiasts.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Fun tough hike. Recommend an overnighter. Been on this one three times. First time had too much snow on downward side from gold run pass. Second time was an in and out the same day and that was a butt kicker. The third time we did an overnighter and wished we had planned for a two nighter as we were doing a fish survey. Lots of brook trout caught on a fly. All ranged in size from 4-9"

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Easy, so nice mountain views, do if you have the time

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

We day hiked from base camp at Mirror lake, down the Cold Creek Trail to Twin Lakes, then up to Mount Catherine and back on the PCT to Mirror. The hike from Mirror to Twin Lakes was super steep, and tons of downed trees. Very slow going. The trail back up to the Mt. Catherine trailhead was much better. BTW, check the WTA site or a GreenTrails map for updated trails as All-trails doesn't show the proper route to Mt Catherine.

Unfortunately when I went it was too foggy to see the lakes, but I'd definitely recommend this hike!! Super beautiful and not too hard

Sunday, March 06, 2016

I hiked this trail once and I don't think I will be doing it again. We went all the way to the lake on a day hike and I'm not going to lie it was very intense. The elevation gain is crazy! It was beautiful though and I'm glad I did it!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Took us about 9-10 hours including lunch, but the view was well worth it.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tuesday 8-25-2015: My wife and I joined our hiking group to hike to Lake Ann near Mount Baker. The weather was mostly sunny and temperatures were between 70 and 90 degrees. It was a beautiful hike with a lot of interesting views, including Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, Upper and Lower Curtis Glaciers and Lake Ann. I enjoyed refreshing swimming in Lake Ann.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Wonderful views and challenging. Many people told me that you start the trail down hill to the lake and then finish by going up to the start point. This is not so! Yes, you start by going down. However, after you go through the meadow low point, you go up through boulder land slide areas and up over a ridge and finally arrive at Lake Ann a little above the elevation of the trailhead/parking lot. Mom and I hiked on 13 Aug. There were many people on the trail. Many were either hiking out after camping at the lake or hiking in to camp overnight. Awesome views. Once you reach the lake you can continue on to the base of a Glacier. We choose to explore the lake and then go back to the trailhead. My only concern was we were tired on the way back and according to the AllTrails app, it was 10 miles round trip, NOT 8 as put out by the Forest Service. My toy poodle was hot and tired. So where the humans! But SO GLAD we did it. Highly recommend it!

Monday, June 08, 2015

beautiful hike with many rewards. not too strenuous, but definitely a good workout. Easy navigation.
worst part was the drive out the logging road for over 14 miles, but totes worth it. Next time I would go in July for all the wild flower, or in the off season to overnight it, and hope for less traffic as it was well traveled.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Like many of the other WA trails north of Mt Baker, the views are excellent. Unobstructed 360° views of all the major peaks. I approached the peak from the Damfino Lake TH which was snow free to the lakes and then the snow kicked in - about 1 to 3 feet deep in places. Since I had never hiked this trail before and everything above the treeline was covered in snow I just hiked along the ridge line from the meadows to Excelsior Peak. Great all around winter hike and I'm sure the area is just as gorgeous in summer when the flowers are blooming or fall when the color changes. The road to the TH was snow free except for the last 1/2 mile - not a problem if you have AWD.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Beautiful day and the dragonflies were abundant at the lakes!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

If you go on to the lower Curtis Glacier, Mt. Shuksan and the glaciers do the occasional rumbling that will get your attention as both ice and rock come down 9-1-14

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Went last September to this interpretive trail with 3 kiddos while camping at Douglas Fir campground off of 542 Super easy, and absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to get back

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The trail is in good condition until you reach the first two camp grounds. Don't worry about crossing Ruth Creek (in the Summer), it is easy and there are two logs specifically cut for the purpose. If you can walk (sober) without falling over, you can cross this creek without getting wet.

It is a nice hike although it is one of those hikes where the destination is the goal, not the hike. If you are used to the mountains in anyway, this hike will not impress. What is nice is the end where the campgrounds are, you will camp and sleep right next to the Nooksack River.

Once past the campgrounds the trail is completely unmaintained and is in desperate need of a work crew for a weekend. Even 4-5 people with machetes would make this much more pleasant. That said, my family and I had a very enjoyable time.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Everything about this hike is easy except the very begining. The log crossing at ruth creek was pretty wild. Not super difficult but the room for error is zero as ther is a log jam immediatly down stream. After the crossing you follow the only trail to the end where you will find a couple of nice campsites. We never made it all the way to the bottom of the glacier because ofconditions, and the fear of having to cross that damn log again with noodle legs. It does look like a fun place to camp. NW FOREST PASS REQUIRED.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Absolutely stunning !!!! But prepare for some snow in July :)

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