Artist Point
Artist Point
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TACOB0B
United States1,131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
We tried to get here in mid June but the road was closed just past Picture Lake. Based on earlier reviews it seems the best time to go is July. The drive up to this point was amazing, can't imagine how great the views from artists point must be.
Written June 12, 2020
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Norm
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
1. There are places where people stop on the way up and literally block the road! More turnouts needed for photo-ops.

2. Absolutely disgusting restroom facilities. I saw one woman actually throw up trying to enter the outhouse/toilet area provided.....too few, not enough locations (need more in all parking areas), and they need to be better maintained. They have companies that provide/service porta-potties.....need more and change out more often during peak seasons.

3. Nowhere to eat except some inconsistent and overpriced spots in tiny town nearby. You have a ski lodge there; add a freaking restaurant and a 'quick buy' (think food trucks).

4. Water?!?!
Written September 27, 2021
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Debra B
Kennewick, WA10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The road is narrow, and no guard rails. On a clear day the views are lovely, but road is frightening if there is fog. Beware of weather changes. Artist Point parking goes on overfull. There are too many people on the trails. Does not feel like being in nature. More touristy. Limited facilities. I'm glad I did it once, but would not go again.
Written August 5, 2023
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Christine B
Sheboygan, WI42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Beautiful trails and views. Was a cloudy day but still a gorgeous site of Mount Shuskan. Even though it was July, still snow present in the parking lot. Would love to visit this area again.
Written January 9, 2020
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TonyCoolidge
Austin, TX750 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We have hiked in many countries, and even on beautiful hiking trails in Washington State. But we are grateful for our friend who drove us to hike at Artist Point. Offering grand views of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan, the trails were almost legendary. They were not hard on the knees. It was even cool to be able to walk on snow in July. The weather was fantastic, and the photos were postcard quality. I couldn't have asked for a better hike.
Written August 18, 2019
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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We visited and were able to reach the parking lot. We attempted to do a bit of a hike, but there was still plenty of snow just after the beginning of July. We did see some people hiking up but not too many. Go later in July and be prepared for a steep hike.
Written July 3, 2018
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Skwiki
Burnaby, Canada1,671 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
I lost track of the milemarker beside the road , but I believe it was 47 miles along the highway from Interstate 5 in Bellingham. The end of the road takes you to this unbelievably gorgeous sight . I had visited a handful of times in the past , but yesterday it was so clear that I actually swore out loud as I parked . To my left was the spectacular Mt Shuksan and on my right was Mt Baker . I hadn't even left the car yet and these two amazing and completely different looking mountains looked as though I could reach out and touch them !
I first started to hike the Table Mountain trail . I had no intention of trying to make it to the top, but I went up until it became a bit steep and the loose rock on the trail made it a little more difficult for the shoes I was wearing , plus I'm not in shape. I literally would only take 5 to 10 steps and stop and take another picture .
If you appreciate nature I would highly recommend a visit and at least a short hike . The Artist Point trail is relatively flat .
You do need a pass to park anywhere within the final few miles of the highway . You can purchase a pass at the visitor center in Glacier , or either at the ski lift or Artist Point lot near the restrooms . It's only $5 and rangers do check at times . A heads up for visitors who are not from the US , when I stopped at the visitor center it was closed . There is a machine there, but it doesn't accept foreign credit cards . It does take US $ and luckily I had $5 with me . I was surprised it didn't accept Canadian cards being so close to the border .
Also, load up on snacks, drinks and make sure you have enough gas . The last chance to get anything was in Maple Falls , 20 miles from Artist Point.
Written October 4, 2017
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Erin O
Bellingham, WA106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I live in the area, with a view of the mountain from my house, but every couple years I make the drive up to Artist Point. It never disappoints. Not a avid hiker, but there are many easy walks from the upper parking lot that take you to amazing views. Heck, just standing in the parking lot is an amazing view. There is a $5 day use fee that can be paid just past Mirror Lake on the way to the top. The area was free from snow, not even a pile, and pretty dry. No mud. There are also other spots to stop and take in the scenery, picnic and hike beside the lot at the top.
Written August 8, 2019
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Nishat A
Seattle, WA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
After three hours drive from Seattle, We were mesmerized by the breathtaking view of mt Shuksan and mt baker. We hiked to the Huntoon point. Panoramic view of Mt Shuksan and mt Baker was amazing. There were a few traces of snow in the trail in early August. And got a very nice reflection of mt Shuksan in the snowmelt.
Written August 8, 2019
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Bryan F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
The Scenery is Second to None and the Hiking is Great in the Summer. I was there in July of 2017 and there was still plenty of snow pack around. I didn't do any hiking there. But, I saw plenty of hikers going up to a peak at the highest parking lot around.
Written October 6, 2017
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