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Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest

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A scenic 1,700,000-acre forest reserve that covers the western slopes of...

A scenic 1,700,000-acre forest reserve that covers the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains from the Canadian border to the northern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park.

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One of the gretest day hikes in North America is the Boulder River trail. It's an 8.6 mile out and back hike through old growth rain forest. On one rainy day on this trail I saw... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2015
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Fresno, CA
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

One of the gretest day hikes in North America is the Boulder River trail. It's an 8.6 mile out and back hike through old growth rain forest. On one rainy day on this trail I saw at least a dozen separate waterfalls.

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

We have driven through various areas of the Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest. Its very pretty, with forested lands, water ways, and of course Mount Baker. This time we drove through a section of the forest on our way to Leavenworth.

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Arizona
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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely area with plenty of camping as well as hiking available along the way. Well signed and marked at each instance. The only thing I felt was missing was easy access to a trail that skirts Lake Baker. Maybe it's there but I just couldn't find it and I tried!! Still thoroughly enjoyable detour to my travels... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

To get to the trail head of the Ira Spring Memorial Trail which takes you to Mason Lake one takes Exit 45 off I-90 following Mason Lake Road to the end where there is a parking area. The trail head is easy to find and the trail up to Mason Lake is well maintained. The ascent up to the lake... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

We drove through this national forest on our way from Mt Rainier to Seattle. We had a nice drive with splendid views.

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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

We enjoyed this drive through this beautiful forest on our visit to MOUNT SHUKSAN. We really enjoyed the picturesque Nooksack River which has three Forks and we had visited the South fork valley and it is really most beautiful and scenic.

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West Coast, CAnada
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

We live in Vancouver BC and see Baker on those rare clear days but have never visited. WOW, it was great. Our plan was to spend the night but there was not any one night accommodation available! We spent the day driving to the top and stopping all along the way. Beautiful scenery at every turn but don't wait to... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

We took 4 short hikes within the park. 1st Stop was Nooksack Falls. It's not far from parking but not a flat or easy navigation due to tree roots and rocks. Hard to get a good lol since it is fenced off for safety. Still beautiful. The 2nd stop was Heather Meadows Picture Lake and it was beautiful and yes... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We enjoyed hiking along the Nooksack River and visiting Nooksack Falls. Although the forest is only a short drive from urban area, it seemed remote; we saw very few other hikers and there was not much traffic on the highway. The alpine hiking area in the Heather Meadows area at the end of HWY 542 is easily accessible and defies... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

If you're looking to escape Seattle for a day excursion, here's your place (although according to the USDA's website, it's the most visited national forest in the country!). It appears to be much less traveled by the city folks and only less than 1.5 hours northeast of Seattle. There are two routes tot he National Forest. The more popular entrance... More 

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