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The Mt Baker Highway, which follows the North Fork Nooksack River Valley in Eastern Whatcom County, provides accesss to some of the most scenic areas in all the United States. A map of the highway from milepost 25 to its end at Artist Point is provided below. From the highway hundreds of miles of backcountry roads and trails provide access into this beautiful country.

A partial list of the hiking trails with photos are listed below. The conditions of these trails change often due to weather conditions. Current conditions may be found by contacting the US Forest Service by Telephone at the Glacier Service Center (360-599-2714) during summer months or by visiting the relevant US Forest Service web site:

Forest Service Trail Conditions

Additional Information and photos on Mt Baker area trails may be posted below from time to time.



Mt Baker Highway Map Milepost 25 to Artist Point:
Heliotrope Trail #672 (Baker Climb Route):
The Heliotrope Trail is accessed from the Mt Baker Highway (542) just past the town of Glacier at milepost 35, and via Forest Service Road #39. The trail begins at Elevation 3,700 feet and one can continue from there to the foot of the Roosevelt Glacier or the summit of Mt. Baker.



Skyline Divide Trail #678: Mt Shuksan The Skyline Divide Trails is accessed from the Mt. Baker Highway at milepost 35, then to US Forest Service Road # 39 and then 37. This trails begins at elevation 4,400 feet, and rises 1,500 feet to a ridge where 360 degree vistas are spectacular. This seasonal trail is 3.5 miles in length to the divide, but you can continue exploring various ridges for many additional miles.



Bagley Lake Trail #684.1: Access: Heather Meadows, Ski Area Overflow Parking Lot Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet Trail Length one way: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 100 feet



Chain Lake Trail #682
Access: Heather Meadows, Ski Area Overflow Parking Lot or Artist Point Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 or 5,400 feet Trail Length one way: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 600 - 1500 feet


Table Mt Trail #681:
Access: Artist Point, upper parking lot
Trailhead Elevation: 5,100 feet Trail Length one way: 1 miles
Elevation Gain: 600 feet






Ptarmigan Ridge Trail #682.1:
Access: Artist Point, upper parking lot
Trailhead Elevation: 5,100 feet Trail Length one way: 4 miles to Coleman Pinnacle
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet






Artist Ridge Trail #669:
Access: Artist Point, upper parking lot
Trailhead Elevation: 5,100 feet
Trail Length one way: 1 mile loop
Elevation Gain: 0


Lake Anne Trail #600
Access: Heather Meadows
Trailhead Elevation: 4,700 feet
Trail Length one way: 4.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 900




Goat Mt Trail #673:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 47, then US Forest Service Road #32
Trailhead Elevation: 2,100 feet
Trail Length one way: 3.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,900 feet


Hannegan Pass Trail #674:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 47, then US Forest Service Road #32
Trailhead Elevation: 3,100 feet Trail Length one way: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Provides access to North Cascades National Park Trails and Copper Ridge


Hannegan Peak Trail #674.1:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 47, then US Forest Service Road #32, then hike to Hannegan Pass.
Trailhead Elevation: 3,100 feet Trail Length one way: 1 mile
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet


Tomyhoi Trail #686: Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 46, then US Forest Service Road #3065 Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet, Trail Length one way: 4 miles, Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet


Yellow Aster Butte Trail #686.1: Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 46, then US Forest Service Road #3065
and follow to Tomyhoi Trailhead.
Trail starts along Tomyhoi Trail at Elevation: 4,200 feet
Trail Length one way: 3.6 miles, Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet




Winchester Lookout/ High Pass Trail #685
Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 46, then US Forest Service Road #3065
to Twin Lakes. Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet, Trail Length one way: 2.1 miles, Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet




Silesia Creek Trail #672:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 46, then US Forest Service Road #3065 to Twin Lakes. Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet, Trail Length one way: 4.5 miles, Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet



Damfino Lake Trail #625
Access: Mt Baker Highway to MP 36, then US Forest Service Road #31. Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet, Trail Length one way: 3 miles, Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet



Excelsior Trail #670:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to milepost 40. Trailhead Elevation: 1,800 feet, Trail Length one way: 3+ miles, Elevation Gain: 3,700 feet.


Boundary Way Trail #688:
Access: Mt Baker Highway to milepost 36, then US Forest Service Road #31
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Trail Length one way: 4.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 800 feet



Canyon Ridge Trail #689
Access: Mt Baker Highway to milepost 36, then US Forest Service Road #31
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Trail Length one way: 10.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet




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