Artist Point

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Norm
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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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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,193 contributions
Aug 2021
Yes, when we wanted to visit on Thursday, 8/12, the final 1.8 miles of the road to Artist Point was closed.

HOWEVER, you can park at the Heather Meadows Visitor Center and take the Wild Goose Trail to Artist Point which is what we did.

This trail is 1.8 miles roundtrip and the views going up were great. It really wasn't that difficult and provided a way to Artist Point. There are some wooden stairs you have to go up but nothing too bad.

It was actually pretty crowded when we did this at 8 am on 8/12. There were plenty of people doing this trail.
Written August 20, 2021
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Christina B
New Orleans, LA2,353 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Sad that this part is closed because of road work. There may be trails to take you father up and around. We were looking forward to this area.
Written August 4, 2021
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LFB
Seattle, WA61 contributions
Aug 2020
The hike from Bagley Lake, going on to the Chain Lakes and Artist Point, is probably the most stunning hike I've ever taken. It is long, though-- we saw people starting at the Chain Lakes, which we probably do next time. The water is this gorgeous, gorgeous, Lake Tahoe blue. You go through glacial meadows, rocky, almost desert- like areas, woodsy trails, and amazing views of the mountains. Wild blueberries stud the trail most of the way through. Fantastic.
Written August 31, 2020
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Natalie D
Saginaw, MI100 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We went on August 4th, 2020 and the road was still closed just before the top. There is an "over flow lot" that was open about 2 miles below the upper/final parking lot that has outhouses and picnic tables. There was still 4 to 5 feet of snow covering parts of the road way to the top so this is as far as you can go by car when the road is closed. You can hike a trail or walk the road the rest of the way from the over flow lot to the top. The road is winding and quite a bit longer distance than the hike and you will still have to walk over snow but it is an easier route because it is smooth and less steep. The snow was hard packed so you could walk right over top with out sinking in.

We chose to hike the trail which is a shorter distance as it cuts up the mountain in a more straight path but is much more steep.

I found it very difficult. The trail is visually well defined so it's impossible to go the wrong way and there are some areas where it's more smooth than others but a lot of it is extremely rocky with some primitive stairs cut into the rock here and there but it is STEEP all the way with very few level stretches or straight aways. Me, my husband and 2 teen daughters all had a few slips and stumbles and there were some areas of snow to transverse. I should say I am not a physically fit person per se so others who are more used to hiking would probably find it much easier than I did but I was exhausted by the time we got to the top which took us about an hour. We saw a lot of people with expensive hiking boots and shoes and poles but we and many others just had sneakers on so it is doable either way.

We packed a back pack with sandwiches and water and found a spot on the rock face at the top to sit and eat lunch while enjoying the view. It was a hot day so sitting on the warm rocks surrounded by mounds of snow was very cool.

If the road was open all the way to the top parking lot the walk to the peak would have been just a short few minute walk up a steep hill so if you feel you cannot do a long walk or hike try going when the road is fully open and you will still be able to enjoy this beautiful spot.

Despite the physical difficulty it was well worth it and I would do it again. I have never been to a more beautiful place.
Written August 12, 2020
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TACOB0B
United States1,090 contributions
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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Christine B
Sheboygan, WI41 contributions
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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Anasuyatrip
Detroit, MI164 contributions
Jul 2019
We drove early from Burlington hotel and reached within two hours ..there was a lot of snow even in July ,even if you don’t hike all the way little walk around will blow mind !! Mesmerizing view!
Written January 2, 2020
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margotess
Birch Bay, WA142 contributions
Jul 2019
Artist Point is the place we always take visitors from out of town, since we are fortunate to live nearby. The majestic Mount Baker is gorgeous throughout the year, although we typically visit in spring, summer and fall. A beautiful place to hike, walk, or simply have a picnic.
Written December 30, 2019
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TonyCoolidge
Austin, TX750 contributions
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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