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Mount Baker

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA
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Glaciers, crevasses and snowy pinnacles make this area a challenge for skiers.
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“artist point” (25 reviews)
“ski area” (3 reviews)
“lovely drive” (2 reviews)
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of the road up Mt Baker Wilderness area, at Artist Point, the elevation is 1,545m. But on the road up the mountain there are a couple of lakes, one called Picture Lake from which you can get wonderful reflections of Mt Shuksan....More

2  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We went there unplanned in August of 2017 and were pleasantly surprised by the beauty and the vast wilderness. This mountain is not spoken about much as there are far less commercial activities as compared to Mt. Rainier, Snoqualmie, etc. But it is per me...More

2  Thank PDWanjari
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a must-see! Especially after winter break and roads just open. Spectacular views of mountain peaks with snow, lakes, forest... Artist Point has a great parking lot with restrooms to park at and you can walk right out onto the snow. Absolutely stunning!!!

1  Thank traveltime0000
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Drove up to Mt. Baker from Bellingham, WA. It is a beautiful drive. Feels like you are in a forest. I'm originally from PA...felt like I was back home in Cooks Forest. Mt. Baker got a lot of snow this year, 906 inches. Had record...More

5  Thank sandralD15TU
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This area is truly a gorgeous, unspoiled section of the US. Lots of natural beauty here. If you like to snow board or ski, it's a fabulous destination. Just be warned, cell phone exception is spotty at best. So, if you can't step back and...More

3  Thank alicat757
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a beautiful part of the country, and there's a lot of variety to be seen...tree-lined roads, rustic buildings, rushing rivers, sunlight streaming through the trees (when it's not cloudy or rainy), a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of civilization. It...More

4  Thank brifd1
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lots of great scenic hikes. The shorter ones were actually my favorites: Picture Lake Trail, Artists Ridge Trail, and Fire and Ice Trail. Artists Ridge provided wonderful views and Picture Lake was gorgeous with the foliage changing color in late September and the mountain's reflections...More

3  Thank PhotoTripper_10
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were so lucky that the day we came in September there were not many clouds. Mt. Baker was out in all of its splendor. The views up here are gorgeous. There was not any snow except on the top peaks. We took several hikes...More

3  Thank sujocaha12
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Mount Baker - and particularly the drive all the way to Artist Point - is a lovely drive on a sunny day. However, the entire roadway is only open during a handful of months at the most, historical records tell us since 1999. In 1999,...More

4  Thank brifd1
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Yes, this is a nice, natural setting with trail heads for hiking, some views, and so on... but if going all the way up to the end of the road, I guess it depends why you take the long drive. The view are nice, but...More

2  Thank Volenti
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