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Baker River Trail is an easy 2.6 mile hike. The trail is relatively flat making it a good family hike. This is a low elevation hike which travels through stands of majestic old growth timber, past beaver ponds teeming with wildlife, and ends at the confluence of Baker River and Sulphide Creek. Because of its low elevation, this trail is accessible most of the year. The trail reaches the Baker River Bridge in 0.6 miles. This is the junction with Baker Lake Trail, which follows the eastern shore of Baker Lake south for 14 miles. Stay left to continue on Baker River Trail. After one more mile, the trail enters the North Cascades National Park. Another mile beyond this point campsites are available at Sulphide Camp. Fishing is best in late summer and fall.

Directions: From Sedro-Woolley, Follow State Route 20 east for 17 miles to milepost 82. Turn left on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road #11). Continue on the Baker Lake Highway for 25 miles to the road's end. Turn left on Road #1168. Road #1168 ends in 0.5 mile at the trailhead and parking area. There is a toilet at the parking area.

Elevation: 800 feet

Ending Elevation: 1,000 feet

Elevation Gain: 200 feet

Distance: 2.6 miles

Usage: Heavy

Difficulty: Easy

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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

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