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Stairway to Heaven

Within Northwestern Washington, I've walked a good number of trails this past Spring and Summer. Of... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
capableengineer
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Redmond, Washington
via mobile
North Cascades National Forest hiking adventure.

Great hike. Lots of cascades and streams of water to cross. About a 4 hour hike depending on how... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Cindi K
,
Liberal, Kansas
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A four-mile trail offering views of Coleman Glacier on Mt. Baker.
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Within Northwestern Washington, I've walked a good number of trails this past Spring and Summer. Of these, Heliotrope Ridge stands out as THE trail to visit, if you are in the Mount Baker area. The trail itself is clearly a favorite, as you will find...More

1  Thank capableengineer
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great hike. Lots of cascades and streams of water to cross. About a 4 hour hike depending on how much time you take enjoying the beautiful scenery and glacier. You are able to hike close to the glacier. We sat and watched Ice hikers climb...More

Thank Cindi K
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We have good hiking and mountain climbing experience but had not yet learned technical skills for snow and ice so on the recommendation of a friend chose American Alpine Institute for a skills training climb up Mount Baker. It was a great choice. We have...More

Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This hike has lots of reward for minimal effort. For a regular hiker this trail is not that difficult or long and it gets you on a ridge overlooking the massive Coleman Glacier, flowing off of Mt. Baker. As we ate our lunch we could...More

Thank TheSpeis
Reviewed 20 July 2017

hiked a volcano... checked off the bucket list. It's a stunningly beautiful mountain and the snow up at the top was great on a hot summer day. Wear sunscreen, the snow reflects a lot of sun.

Thank partygirlhe
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The hike on Heliotrope trail starts shortly below Mt Baker viewing point, end at the Glacier viewpoint, about 2.5 miles one way, 1400 ft elevation gain through a number of switchbacks through beautiful forest. Easily done by someone of normal fitness in 2.5-3 hrs. The...More

Thank TX1717
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Did this today with a young child in a backpack. We went early and we're glad we did. The hike is well maintained and easy to follow, is a sustained but reasonable grade, and the view at the end is remarkable. Would suggest getting an...More

1  Thank skiob
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I went on heliotrope trail for the second time. It's not a walk in the park but still doable. A steady climb not too steep. You pass several waterfalls and depending on the season more or less heavy. But each one dtunning. At the end...More

1  Thank sabine772
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was an experience for conditioning---elevation! Beautiful waterfalls along the way through the old growth forest to the vista of the glacier. Photographers paradise!

2  Thank ResortMan2016
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is an absolutely gorgeous hike through old growth forests, alpine meadows, over creeks and streams and ending in a beautiful view of the glacier. The water crossings can be very challenging, so it is best to bring water shoes (or wear waterproof shoes) for...More

Thank gfwanderer
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