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Address: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Glacier, WA
Phone Number: 360-734-6771
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Glaciers, crevasses and snowy pinnacles make this area a challenge for...

Glaciers, crevasses and snowy pinnacles make this area a challenge for skiers.

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Breathtaking views and great variety of hikes

The drive to artist point is very beautiful, mostly Mt. Shuksan is visible. The weather changes pretty quickly on the mountain so be prepared for fog and rain and cold weather... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive to artist point is very beautiful, mostly Mt. Shuksan is visible. The weather changes pretty quickly on the mountain so be prepared for fog and rain and cold weather. Winter gear is recommended when hiking to table mountain, head gear and gloves too. When I planned to visit, it showed sunny in weather forecast and it was, until... More 

Thank snoluxe
Seattle, Washington
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Mt Baker highway climbs up into the mountains to a ski area just north of Mt Baker (a 10,000ft volcano). During the summer, this area is popular with hikers of all abilities. The first stop is a small lake with a paved walking trail around it. There are viewing platforms that allow you to capture pictures with reflections of... More 

Thank GoAlong2
Seattle WA
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We drove the Mt. Baker Hwy from Bellingham to the end of the road at Artists Ridge on Mt. Baker. The drive takes a couple of hours, with stops for water and food along the way. We also stopped for a quick and easy hike to Nooksack Falls and at the ranger station at Glacier for information on hikes. The... More 

Thank CascadiaPNW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Established in 1953, Mt. Baker Ski area has evolved into a fun place for an active family to spend a winter weekend or week. The area offers terrain for all levels of skiers. There are two main ski lodges, 3 miles apart, with a ski-in day lodge in-between. The lower lodge, White Salmon, has parking and access just outside the... More 

Thank Marianne A
Rochester, Minnesota
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321 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

About a 2 hour drive from Bellingham. Worth doing on a clear day. Narrow roads as you gain elevation. Limited services in the summer. Lifts do not run. Lots of very nice hiking trails and camping areas throughout.

Thank Gwen G
Seattle, Washington
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This ---one fun drive---unless you want to stop behind a tree along the way, stop in Kendall, Maple Falls, or in Glacier (has public RRs)....Be prepared to drive slowly to experience the views and scenery and the pull-outs--- The trip up reveals no-shoulder drop=offs and staggering vistas---even on rainy foggy days such as this one turned out at the top---the... More 

Thank Tsunamisam
Fleming Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The views from the top are amazing. Drive up is a little unnerving, but so worth the trip. We went in July, it was chilly at the top, but not bad. Still some snow on the top of the mountain in the distance. Nice day trip.

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Hampton, Virginia
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175 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Mount baker is to skiing what the atomic bomb is to fireworks. The terrain is unbelievable and the snow is deep and steep. When they say black diamond, they mean it. There are no sissy slopes trying to pass themselves off as diamonds. Since it is at the end of a 30 mile road that goes only here, people are... More 

Thank Oranutan1
Victoria, Canada
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66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Although the drive is a bit windy, the views from the top are stunning. Other than a place to fill your water bottle and use a washroom there is nothing else to divert from an incredible hike. The lowest snowpack in 62 years, this part of the hiking system is already open to the public. There is still a bit... More 

1 Thank whistler4me
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love the laid back family vibe at MtBaker. A nice break from the mega-resorts where you have to race for your lines. Great snowfall, easy backcountry access, nice people, and great terrain. As mellow or as serious as you want. Don't forget your transceiver, probe, shovel, and friends if you leave the ski area. Some SERIOUS terrain and natural hazards... More 

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