Hike Details

Hike NameBaker Lake Trail
DifficultyEasy
Distance8.0 Miles Round-trip
Elevation GainMinimal
DestinationMaple Grove Campground

Directions

From I-5, take State Highway 20 (North Cascades Highway) east. About 16 miles past Sedro-Woolley, turn left onto Baker Lake-Grandy Lake Road. Turn right onto Baker Dam-Baker Campground Road. Continue about one mile and cross over the Baker Dam. After another rmile, turn left up gravel road No. 1107. Go for roughly a mile to the pullout on the left side with a wooden trailhead sign.

Notes

This short section of the trail is a great warm up for a season of hiking - although this trail is great any time of the year. For those interested in a longer trek, the trail continues for another 10 miles beyond the campground.

From the trailhead, you'll be treated with a range of sound levels - from the rushing of water over boulders to the faint sound of a woodpecker pecking in the distance or a small babbling brook underfoot.

This is a great trail to bring the camera as the view of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan from the Maple Grove Campground can be spectacular. A great time for photo ops would be a clear to partly cloudy day when the lake is calm. Depending on when you take this trek, you may be fortunate to see fish jumping out of the water.