Mt.Baker – Snoqualmie National Forest Trail 610 follows
Photo at right is of the sign at the trailhead.
The trailhead’s elevation is about 1000 feet above sea level and climbs about 200 feet in its 14.3 mile length. Because of its low elevation it is free from snow most of the year and is open year round for family hiking.
The trail begins in an old
growth stand of Douglas fir that grew out of a forest fire in 1843. The forest fire was caused by an eruption
There are large stands of ancient old growth, some on private lands, in the area that survived the fires in 1843 and you can even observe fire scars in their bark from the fires.
trail follows the eastern shoreline of Baker Lake and offers many views of
Baker Lake Trail continues another 6.0 miles to the junction with Noisy Creek Trail #610.3Turn left to access campsites at the mouth of Noisy Creek, or right to hike Trail #610.3.
If you go straight (The day we hiked the trail, Noisy Creek was high and we could not continue past this point) and continue on the Baker Lake Trail, in approximately 3.0 more miles the trail crosses Hidden Creek on a footbridge and drops down to follow the Baker River to the trail's end at its intersection with Baker River Trail #606.
Baker Lake Trail #610
Directions: From Interstate-5 Exit 230 travel east on
Note: If you or someone in your party is afraid of heights, the trip over the dam may be an insurmountable obstacle and you may want to select another trail.
Recreationists are reminded that a Northwest Forest Pass is
required at trailheads in the
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