Top Adventures in Concrete

  • Hike the East Bank of Baker Lake

    Access the hike from a 26.5-mile drive down Baker Lake Rd to the Baker Lake Trailhead. Note that the last 6 miles are unpaved and rather rough. The trail starts at low elevation so there's rarely snow or condition concerns, even in early spring.Th...

    9 miles 500 ft gain

  • Summit Dock Butte (5,239')

    Dock Butte is an easy hike offering truly spectacular 360 degree views of the Mt. Baker region. In summer this summit can be done as an easy walk up. It is especially good during the late summer for hikers and introducing someone into hiking. Fro...

    3.7 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Backpack Anderson and Watson Lake

    The drive up was easy, but at the end it gets a little tricky - the service road is sharp gravel and runs for about 10 miles to the trailhead. Some spots are steep and there are large potholes, but slow and steady wins the race. There's a lot of v...

    4 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Backpack Park Butte

    Looking for somewhere to backpack or capture the Milky Way on the west slope of the Cascades? Look no further than Park Butte. With some of the best views of Mt. Baker's West Slope, on top of having access to the Park Butte fire lookout, and dozen...

  • Hike to Park Butte Lookout

    This place is really the stuff of fairy tales.Where else can you find a tiny cabin with 360-degree views of stunning mountain scenery? To the west, you can see all the way to Bellingham and the Puget Sound. To the south and east lie the jagged Nor...

    8 miles

  • Backpack the Easton Glacier Railroad Grade

    Begin at the Park Butte trailhead, trail 603. Hike past the first Scott Paul trail sign a few hundred feet from the trailhead. Continue on and cross appropriately name Rocky Creek heading up on the Park Butte Trail. Continue up the Park Butte trai...

    10 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to Park Butte

    From Highway 20 in Concrete, take a left on Baker River Rd (USFS #11). Follow to USFS #12, then USFS #13 which dead-ends at the trailhead (#603). A Northwest Forest Pass is required, as is a SnoPark Pass November-April.Starting at an elevation of ...

    7.5 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Climb Mt. Baker via the Easton Glacier Route

    The Easton Glacier route is one of the mountain’s most popular and likewise, most crowded. Check out Mt. Baker’s Squak Glacier route or Coleman Deming Glacier route for an alternative climb with similar difficulty.You’ll start out at Schreibers Me...

    16 miles 7600 ft gain

  • Climb Mt. Baker via Squak Glacier

    NOTE: THIS ROUTE REQUIRES GLACIER TRAVEL SKILLSMt Baker, or Kulshan, is a remarkable mountain in northwest Washington. Whether you're in Anacortes, Bellingham, Vancouver or on the San Juan Islands you can see Mt Baker standing as a citadel over th...

    10 miles 7500 ft gain

  • Kayak Baker Lake

    Just over 2 hours northeast of Seattle, Baker Lake is an often overlooked gem of the North Cascades. With 8+ miles of turquoise green water to explore, Baker Lake makes for a great day trip or overnight trip, with plenty of backcountry boat-in cam...

  • Hike Rainbow Ridge

    Directions are from SR 20.  Turn onto the Baker Lake Road and drive north approximately 18 miles.  Drive past the Boulder Creek Campground on your right and across the bridge spanning the creek.  Take the first left onto FS RD 1130. In about 1.5 m...

    4.5 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Winter Hike to Rainbow RIdge

    Turn left off of the Grandy-Baker Lake Road onto FS RD 1130 just past the Boulder Creek Campground. Stay right at the first fork in the road. At 3.9 miles go right towards Rainbow Falls.  The falls are located at a large bend in the road at approx...

    4.5 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Concrete, Washington

      Shannon Creek Campground

      Overview Shannon Creek Campground is nestled along the western shore of Baker Lake in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on the west side of the Cascades. The area is one of the most spectacu...

    • Concrete, Washington

      Park Creek Campground

      Overview Park Creek Campground sits along the banks of Park Creek in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The unique setting offers many recreational activities and scenic views. B...

    • Concrete, Washington

      Panorama Point Campground

      Overview Panorama Point campground is located on the western shore of Baker Lake in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Situated on the west side of the Cascades in Washington, th...

    • Concrete, Washington

      Boulder Creek Campground

      Overview Boulder Creek Campground sits along the banks of Boulder Creek in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The unique setting offers many recreational activities and scenic views...

    • Concrete, Washington

      Horseshoe Cove Campground

      Overview Horseshoe Cove Campground is nestled under a canopy of forest along the banks of Baker Lake. Located in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest which stretches along the west side o...

    • Concrete, Washington

      Concrete / Grandy Creek KOA

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