Activities & Attractions


View the gorgeous scenery at your own pace. Mt. Baker hosts multiple hiking trails, from easy stretches to “experienced only” trekking. The Pacific Crest trail goes right through the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie Forest. Check out the trail conditions at the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest or at the Mt. Baker Hiking Club’s site. Take guided hikes or just to meet fellow hikers!
Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Mt. Baker Hiking Club
Table Mountain
Distance: 2.42 miles
Elevation: 725 feet
Time: 2-3 hours
Difficulty Rating: 3/5
Picture Lake
Distance: 0.43 miles
Elevation: 0 feet
Time: 1 hour
Difficulty Rating: 1/5
Artist Ridge
Distance: 1.24 miles
Elevation: 150 feet
Time: 1-2 Hours
Difficulty Rating: 1/5
Hannegan Pass and Peak
Distance: 10.4 miles
Elevation: 3100 feet
Time: 5-6 hours
Difficulty Rating: 4/5
Lake Ann
Distance: 8.4 miles
Elevation: 1800 feet
Time: 5-6 hours
Difficulty Rating: 3/5
Heliotrope Ridge
Distance: 5.6 miles
Elevation: 1560 feet
Time: 3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating: 3/5
Yellow Aster Butte
Distance: 7.1 miles
Elevation: 2550 feet
Time: 4-5 hours
Difficulty Rating: 4/5
Ptarmigan Ridge
Distance: 9.4 miles
Elevation: 1400 feet
Time: 6-7 hours
Difficulty Rating: 5/5
Skyline Divide
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation: 2000 feet
Time: 4-5 hours
Difficulty Rating: 4/5
Chain Lakes Loop
Distance: 6.2 miles
Elevation: 1800 feet
Time: 4-6 hours
Difficulty Rating: 3/5

The Best and Most Beautiful Spring Hikes in Mt. Baker

Mt. Baker offers outdoor enthusiasts a spectacular experience all year round and with spring creeping up on us, we are so excited to tell you about the best and most beautiful hikes in Mt. Baker in this season. The sheer size and magnitude of Mt. Baker means that there are so many options of where you can hike, so we’ve compiled a summary of some of the ones that we think can’t be missed in spring. If you’re looking for a leisurely and peaceful hike or a real challenge, we’ve got it here for you, so read on and start planning your hiking excursion on and around this mesmerizing and natural pinnacle that is Mt. Baker.


Hiking around and on Mt. Baker is a must do for all hiking newbies and fanatics. The trails have mind-blowing views and spring is a great season to complete a hike here due to the temperature and the beauty that will surround you. Whether you’re looking for a hike to do with your family, friends or partner, Mt. Baker has so many trails to pick from and we would recommend that you enjoy one of the ones that we’ve mentioned here in spring time. We suggest that you stay overnight at one of Mt. Baker’s warm and welcoming lodges during your trip so that you can really embrace Mt. Baker for everything that it has to offer. For more destination guides and accommodation reviews, hotels and vacation rentals, check out Trip101.

-Neil Kleise


Raft the Wild Nooksack River! Our friends at Wild and Scenic River Tours are the folks you want to talk with! You can read all about their Day Trips here! –

Skiing – Snowboarding – Snow-shoeing

With record snow falls up to 1100 inches in one season – the Mt. Baker Ski Area has the world record for snowfall. Come check out our slopes and trails for the best powder!  –


Nothing is better in hot weather than cooling off with a swim, Several of our homes have access to community swimming pools or you can visit Silver Lake Park. Make a SPLASH!
Silver Lake Park


We are blessed with some of the best dining in Whatcom county in our area! Enjoy excellent meals in a relaxing atmosphere that you usually find in fancy restaurants or say, the Britannia Hotel Aberdeen.


The Nooksack river is one of the last “wild” rivers in Washington state. Five species of wild salmon swim and flourish is its waters.  Nearby, you can enjoy Silver Lake, which is stocked with trout. You can even go deep sea fishing! Take a look at this : Fishing PDF

Touring by Car

The Mt. Baker Highway Scenic Byway