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Address: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA
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Glaciers, crevasses and snowy pinnacles make this area a challenge for...

Glaciers, crevasses and snowy pinnacles make this area a challenge for skiers.

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Mount Baker is AWEOME!

This area is truly a gorgeous, unspoiled section of the US. Lots of natural beauty here. If you like to snow board or ski, it's a fabulous destination. Just be warned, cell... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
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Dartmouth, MA
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Dartmouth, MA
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This area is truly a gorgeous, unspoiled section of the US. Lots of natural beauty here. If you like to snow board or ski, it's a fabulous destination. Just be warned, cell phone exception is spotty at best. So, if you can't step back and truly enjoy nature, this may not be the place for you.

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Everett, Washington
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225 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a beautiful part of the country, and there's a lot of variety to be seen...tree-lined roads, rustic buildings, rushing rivers, sunlight streaming through the trees (when it's not cloudy or rainy), a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of civilization. It doesn't take long to enter "this world," no matter which direction you enter it from.... More 

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Murphy, Texas
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239 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lots of great scenic hikes. The shorter ones were actually my favorites: Picture Lake Trail, Artists Ridge Trail, and Fire and Ice Trail. Artists Ridge provided wonderful views and Picture Lake was gorgeous with the foliage changing color in late September and the mountain's reflections the lake. Definitely worth the trip out through Glacier. On the drive out, there is... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were so lucky that the day we came in September there were not many clouds. Mt. Baker was out in all of its splendor. The views up here are gorgeous. There was not any snow except on the top peaks. We took several hikes including the Chain Lakes Trail which was gorgeous. We are 63 and it wasn't too... More 

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Everett, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Mount Baker - and particularly the drive all the way to Artist Point - is a lovely drive on a sunny day. However, the entire roadway is only open during a handful of months at the most, historical records tell us since 1999. In 1999, due to record snowfall that year, the entire roadway never opened, and in 2011, only... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Yes, this is a nice, natural setting with trail heads for hiking, some views, and so on... but if going all the way up to the end of the road, I guess it depends why you take the long drive. The view are nice, but except for being above the tree line (and having snow, even in August) the views... More 

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Zachary, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The winding roads up are a little scary, but when you reach the top it is worth it. The views are terrific without hiking at all, but there are several trails to take if you want a little exercise. Park rangers are there with maps and suggestions. Bringing some food and water is a good idea. We would have stayed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

One of the must visits if you're in the northwest. Worth the trip up the winding roads to Artist point and there's plenty of camping spots, hiking trails before you get there. I just went for the views and pictures but there's way to much to explain on here. Do some research but make sure you visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We waited till August for the snow to clear off the Artist Point to Huntoon Point trail. This trail has great views of Mt Shuksan, but views of Mt Baker would be better in the morning. It's a short mile hike, but has several big rock steps which might be a challenge for weak knees. Got sunburned and wished I... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We have been to Mt. Baker many times, but never to Artist Point at the end of Highway 542. It is nearest to Glacier, WA. It is only open a few months a year due to heavy snow and even now (August) there was still plenty of snow around for our 10 & 13 yr old's. We left metro Seattle... More 

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