Mt Baker Moonrise The Mt. Baker Highway Milepost

The Mt. Baker Scenic Highway, State Route 542, begins in Bellingham, WA. at Exit 255 on Interstate 5 (Milepost 0), and travels in an easterly direction. The Cascade foothills are approached near Deming, and the route then generally follows the North Fork Nooksack River valley to Milepost 46, where it crosses the river and begins a steeper climb to the Mt. Baker Recreation area, ending at Artist Point, Milepost 58. Listed below are the mileposts of major points of interest along the route. A map of the highway from Glacier to Artist Point is provided at Mt Baker Highway and Trails

Mile Post Location Description
MP-0 Beginning of Mt. Baker Highway at I-5, Bellingham.
MP-10 Nooksack River; Nugents Corner; Jct. Hwy. 9 North.
MP-13.5 Deming, Deming Post Office; Public Library
MP-14 Jct. Highway 9 South; Turn south, cross North Fork Nooksack River and travel on to Acme, Sedroe Wolley and Hwy 20.
MP-16.9 Village of Welcome; Jct. Mosquito Lake Rd. Turn southeast to reach North Fork Nooksack River;
MP-23 Kendall Corner; Jct. Hwy 547. Turn north to Canadian Border.
MP-25.8 Town of Maple Falls; Maple Falls Post Office; Public Library; Jct. Silver Lake Road, turn north to Silver Lake Park.
MP-27.5 Glacier Guest Suites;Historic Site of the World Tallest Douglas Fir Tree, Loops Ranch, and the Mt Baker Maration locomotive derailment.
MP-28.2 Highway crosses Boulder Creek.
MP-28.3 Baptist Bible Camp; Historic site of Conservation Corps Camp.
MP-29.5 Mt. Baker Viewpoint Historic Marker.
MP-30.9 Hwy crosses N.F. Nooksack River.
MP-33 Town of Glacier EL:935'; Glacier Post Office; Public Library
MP-33.7 U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station.
MP-34.5 Jct. Glacier Creek Road, travel south to Mt. Baker viewpoints
MP-35.5 Hwy crosses N.F. Nooksack River; Douglas Fir Campground.
MP-40.5 Jct. Wells Creek Rd.; Nooksack Falls.
MP-43.8 Old Growth Timber Natural Reserve.
MP-55 Heather Meadows; Picture Lake; Mt. Baker Ski Area.
MP-56 Austin Pass Picnic Area and Visitor Center.
MP-58 Artists Point Elevation 5,140 ft. End of Highway. Great Views.
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