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Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest

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Activities: Skiing, Hiking, Driving
Description: A scenic 1,700,000-acre forest reserve that covers the western slopes of...
A scenic 1,700,000-acre forest reserve that covers the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains from the Canadian border to the northern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park.
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This is a lovely area with plenty of camping as well as hiking available along the way. Well signed and marked at each instance. The only thing I felt was missing was easy access... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a lovely area with plenty of camping as well as hiking available along the way. Well signed and marked at each instance. The only thing I felt was missing was easy access to a trail that skirts Lake Baker. Maybe it's there but I just couldn't find it and I tried!! Still thoroughly enjoyable detour to my travels... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

To get to the trail head of the Ira Spring Memorial Trail which takes you to Mason Lake one takes Exit 45 off I-90 following Mason Lake Road to the end where there is a parking area. The trail head is easy to find and the trail up to Mason Lake is well maintained. The ascent up to the lake... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We drove through this national forest on our way from Mt Rainier to Seattle. We had a nice drive with splendid views.

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoyed this drive through this beautiful forest on our visit to MOUNT SHUKSAN. We really enjoyed the picturesque Nooksack River which has three Forks and we had visited the South fork valley and it is really most beautiful and scenic.

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West Coast, CAnada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We live in Vancouver BC and see Baker on those rare clear days but have never visited. WOW, it was great. Our plan was to spend the night but there was not any one night accommodation available! We spent the day driving to the top and stopping all along the way. Beautiful scenery at every turn but don't wait to... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We took 4 short hikes within the park. 1st Stop was Nooksack Falls. It's not far from parking but not a flat or easy navigation due to tree roots and rocks. Hard to get a good lol since it is fenced off for safety. Still beautiful. The 2nd stop was Heather Meadows Picture Lake and it was beautiful and yes... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed hiking along the Nooksack River and visiting Nooksack Falls. Although the forest is only a short drive from urban area, it seemed remote; we saw very few other hikers and there was not much traffic on the highway. The alpine hiking area in the Heather Meadows area at the end of HWY 542 is easily accessible and defies... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

If you're looking to escape Seattle for a day excursion, here's your place (although according to the USDA's website, it's the most visited national forest in the country!). It appears to be much less traveled by the city folks and only less than 1.5 hours northeast of Seattle. There are two routes tot he National Forest. The more popular entrance... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We hiked Surprise Creek and the Necklace Pass. I liked the Surprise Creek trail, and it was well-maintained without being crowded. You can do a decent camping/hiking weekend here and not feel over-crowded.

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