Fodor's Expert Review Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest

Glacier Forest

A vast forest, including much of the mountain and forest land around North Cascades National Park, this national 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 early 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.

Forest Trail/Path Mountain–Sight Park (National/State/Provincial)

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Ranger Station: 1405 Emens Ave. N
Darrington, Washington  98241, USA

360-783–6000-Everett office

www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $5 for day pass, $30 for annual pass, Daily 24 hrs, $10 per car for day pass, $30 for annual pass

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