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.... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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... 更多
Travel to Mt. Baker via Hwy 542. It's 57 miles and not a loop, It's in and out. The road follows the Nooksack River. Beautiful.7 miles east of the Glacier Ranger Station watch for the signs to Nooksack Falls. Amazing! Views from the bottom of the falls are NOT possible. Obey all the warnings - at least 11 people have... 更多
Took a drive but it was mostly cloudy, we still enjoyed it. Got to see part of the mountain. There was still snow & high drifts by the road that made for fun July pictures.would definitely go back & try to capture the beauty on a sunny day.