Explore the most popular hiking 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.

walking
16 hours ago

Amazing views

This is a yearly hike for me! Gorgeous views of Baker & Shuksan!!!

Fabulous afternoon hike, swam in 2 lakes and enjoyed the spectacular views.

Doesn’t get much better.

hiking
6 days ago

Simple hike on a paved paths. As of 08/13/2018 the area is very smokey and you won’t be able to see many mountains.

With each up and down, each bend traversed, all were meet with soaring mountain peeks, beautiful rock formations and gorgeous lakes scattered through out.
Between the spectrum of beautiful colors, the diverse changes of landscape ....I don't have the right words.to describe.This hike needs to be only experienced.
Good day, great hike!

hiking
7 days ago

Good, simple hike. As of 8/13/2018 it is very smokey. You can still see the mountains but not as clearly as I wanted to.

hiking
7 days ago

A fantastic hike with amazing views of Mt Baker and 3 pretty lakes. Many patches of snow remains at higher elevations, but totally doable in hiking boots. Pack plenty of water and snacks & enjoy!!

hiking
8 days ago

A very easy day hike, or stay over. It's worth walking over to Lower Curtis Glacier, though it's a bit more difficult and some rock scramble. Swim in the icey Lake on a hot day. Very refreshing.

August, 6,2018! Great hike!

Really spectacular views but the trail to Hannigan Pass is hot, hot, hot with little or no water. Rough trail with lots of rocks and scree crossings. Once to Hannigan, you can do the peak or drop to Boundary Camp. Reservations are required. Note, this camp is the LAST place you can take your dog. Continuing on to Copper Ridge you enter the National Park where dogs are not allowed. Another 4 miles of ups and downs brings you to Egg Lake. You will drop almost 300 ft to.get to your campsite, also reservations required. Frim Egg lake you can launch anassault on Copper Ridge Lookout,.about 3.6 miles and 1400 ft elevation. We hiked up in the evening to catch the sunset and then hiked down using headlamps. Very few snowfields are left, none impeding travel. The views are tremendous but there is a price to pay. Try to avoid the climbs and the hike back from Hannigan pass during the heat of the day. It is BRUTAL!

hiking
15 days ago

This is a scenic walk. It is easy but on the mountain side of the loop it gets a wee bit challenging if you have knee issues, are out of shape, or are not sure footed. It is a single file trail.

Stay on the side of the lodge or parking lot and go back and forth on that path if you are not a walking person or have medical issues.

Fire and Ice is a quick and super easy trail with gorgeous views.
It is a must!!!! I am amazed at how beautiful it is.

Super fast and easy trail but...oh such views!
Beautiful!

Loved this trail, did it with my 4 children and all but one said it was their favourite hike ever. How’s that for a win!

hiking
17 days ago

Did this hike yesterday 8/2/2018 started around
8 am and finished around 7 pm mainly due to the extreme technicality of the terrain for the last 2 miles! This hike is relaxing and mostly flat with slow elevation gain for the first 2-3 miles. Then!, the last 2 miles to the peak is where it gets crazy! I was surprised that this particular hike was deemed suitable for dogs after experiencing what me and my huskies went through but we made it there and back due to their high endurance level and their jumping skills! Beware that you’ll actually have to climb over three different rugged walls! To summit the peak. If you’re just looking to camp there are over 4 different camp grounds long before the ruggedness. On the other note!, the entire hike was incredible with a lot of scenery of many lakes and other mountains shrouded by clouds!

Awesome views! One of my favorites

Great views from up top
Bugs were pretty thick:)

Hiked this on Sunday, had super pretty views but also had a lot of people up there

We’ve done this hike 3 times now and it never disappoints. A bit of snow near the top section of the meadows. The scramble seems to have been revamped and was easier than we remembered it to be before. View from the top of gorgeous.

hiking
24 days ago

Overgrown trail loaded with black flies. once you break out of the valley and reach the pass at 5.0 miles, the climb gets steeper, then really steep :-) The views from the top are beautiful. The flowers were ok.....total miles logged was 11.

Absolutely beautiful! We did have to trek through more snowy spots than we expected but it was so worth it! We Caught 3 Eastern Brook Trout in Iceberg lake but they were too small to keep.

July 20, 2018. Road to the Twin lakes trailhead was clear and we were able to get there with a 4x4. No snow on the road but some tricky portions beyond Yellow Aster with large rocks and pot holes. You definitely want a high clearance vehicle, a spotter, and some patience to help navigate these parts. There was snow in the parking and camping area of Twin Lakes so we parked a down the road where it was clear. A couple of recently fallen trees from the winter on the trail but otherwise clear and we'll travelled. Parts of the trail are still covered in snow in the upper portions. Ice axe would be useful on the sloped portions, but we were also able to navigate these slowly and carefully with our trekking poles. The lookout was closed due to structural damage so we couldn't go in but the views are spectacular and worth trip.

camping
28 days ago

We love this trail soo much! Beautiful view at our campsite already and the view at the peak just surpassed it!!! We went to the peak just a bit lower next to Goat peak as we didnt feel comfortable crossing this sliding patch of snow by the end. But we saw 98% of the 360 view from that peak and 10% from another angle and was happy with that.

If you're in the area, go! Walk around the path and take in the amazing views of Mt. Shuksan over the lake.

29 days ago

This trail was rated as moderate which is probably true on other occasions. Today there were several ice fields to traverse which made it difficult especially when descending on the afternoon. I chose to glissade

hiking
30 days ago

Easily my most favorite hike in the North Cascades. Message me if you have any questions.

hiking
30 days ago

Great trail, amazing views. Took us 4:30 back and forth with limited stops. the first 2.5 miles are snow free. then you encounter some small snow bridges between mile 2.5 and 3.5.
The last mile is fully covered with snow. I really recommend poles and micro spikes as the hill was really slippery. Lake Ann is fully covered with snow and the views are amazing up there.

Hiked today! First time and Loved it. Climbing and climbing switchbacks which never seem to end until you hit the medow. It was beautiful and the climbs were worth it. It's pretty buggy out there, and hot! Luckily the water at the river crossings were ice cold a nice way to cool down.
Also beware of road conditions. There's some damage on the forest road about a mile from the trailhead. So we added an extra mile to our hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked it July 16. Beginning is still completely snowed in. Since I haven't done it before I had done trouble finding my way with all the snow, but eventually my micro spikes got me through the uphill snow field and to the switchbacks.

At the switchbacks the snow disappeared and the going was much easier, albeit straight up through rugged rock. Beautiful views of Baker as you're ascending.

Once on top there are 360 degree views of Baker, Shuksan, and many other beautiful things in every direction. I was competent enveloped in blue snowmelt ponds, snowy mountains, sheer cliffs, and so on.

To continue past the top it requires micro spikes to be put back on so I could do some ridge hiking to explore. Only saw two other people the three hours or so I was on the hike.

7/18/18-7/19/18: I hiked up Welcome Pass late on the 18th, camping about halfway up, then continued on the High Divide Trail along the ridge. The views along the High Divide Trail are incredible, and I can only imagine how much better they would have been on a clearer day. I continued on to the Damfino Lakes Trail, reaching the little cabin at the end, resting for a bit, then making my way back along the same route. It ended up being about 1.5 miles the first day and 20+ miles the second, which was fairly tough.

The ascent up Welcome Pass was brutal and felt a lot longer than the 2.3 miles it really was. Once I reached the ridge, however, it was all worth it. The views were incredible when I could get them, but the majority of my hike was spent within a cloudy mist. The whole High Divide Trail has numerous snowfields of varying sizes which were easy to cross with trekking poles and boots. I’d imagine that the majority of the snow will be gone within a few weeks. The snowmelt has created some nice lakes and streams to collect water from along the trail. There’s a lot of contouring on the trail and some really beautiful views of Mount Baker and the surrounding valleys and mountains. There are a few dangerous sections a few miles (westbound) into the High Divide Trail that are narrow and cross rocky slopes that have partially collapsed and look liable to continue, but I passed them unscathed with a bit of caution. Damfino Lakes Trail has a lot of debris and fallen trees from the winter months that haven’t been cleared, likely because the access road to the trail is closed right now and has been since late September of last year, as I gathered from the broken trail register’s water-damaged log sheets. A lovely and challenging hike for a single day!

At present, the “directions” button for this hike will take you to the closed service road and you will have to turn around because the trailhead is another 9 miles past the closure. This may change in time, but for the short-term, follow the written directions instead, which are correct. The map of this trail is also not quite correct, as it includes Damfino Lakes and High Divide, but not the ascent/descent of Welcome Pass itself, which (at least at the time of posting this review) begins at the eastern terminus of the route on the map here. There is also an excellent and again quite steep hill to the right of the junction between High Divide and Welcome Pass that is unnamed. It is worth the climb! With all three trails combined, my round-trip was roughly 22 miles. It’s all excellent and very worthwhile!

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