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Mt. Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest

Mt. Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest Review

A vast area, including much of the mountain and forest land around North Cascades National Park, the forest has many trails, but because the snowline is quite low in Washington State, the upper ridges and mountains are covered by snow much of the year. This makes for a short hiking, climbing, and mountain-biking season, usually from mid-July to mid-September or October—but winter brings skiing and snowmobiling. The wildflower season is also short, but it's spectacular; expect fall color by late August or early September. The 10,778-foot-high, snow-covered volcanic dome of Mt. Baker is visible from much of Whatcom County and from as far north as Vancouver and as far south as Seattle.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Ranger Station: 1405 Emens Ave. N, Darrington, WA 98241 | Map It
  • Phone: 360/783–6000 Everett office; 800/627–0062 toll free; 360/436–1155 Darrington Ranger District office; 206/470–4060 Outdoor Recreation Information
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Daily 24 hrs
  • Website:
  • Location: Glacier
Updated: 05-10-2013

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