Mt. Baker Wilderness, WA

US Forest Service

Mt. Baker Wilderness

The Mt. Baker Wilderness is 117,900 acres, created as part of the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984. Mt. Baker is an active glacier covered volcano in the Cascades standing at 10,778 feet, making...[more]

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Precipitation on the top of Mt. Baker sometimes reaches 150 inches a year. Many of the drainage's open into heather-filled meadows showcasing summer alpine wildflowers, huckleberries and blueberries. You may find Devil's club, salmonberry, skunk cabbage and ferns lining the banks of creeks and rivers. Black bears, black-tailed deer and mountain goats in the rocky high country are the wildlife you may encounter.

Mountain climbers visit Mt. Baker in spring and summer before fall opens numerous large crevasses. Hundreds of climbers may be seen on the mountain in a single day. The Heliotrope Ridge Trail #677 winds 2.7 miles to the Coleman Glacier, the most popular climbing route on the mountain. A well-developed and very busy trail system provides access to the lower country. 

Topo Maps

Baker Pass, Bearpaw Mountain, Groat Mountain, Mount Baker, Mt. Larrabee, Mt. Sefrit, Mt. Shuksan, Shuksan Arm, Twin Sisters Mountain. Download free Download free U.S. Forest Service Topo maps.

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Wilderness.net

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Activities
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
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