Top Adventures in Whatcom County

  • Hike the Horseshoe Bend Trail

    Located just outside the town of Glacier, WA and 40 minutes prior to Mount Baker Ski area, sits the Horseshoe Bend Trail. A simple and straightforward 6 mile out and back route. To get here, take Hwy 542 towards the direction of Mount Baker. About...

    6 miles 210 ft gain

  • Hike Skyline Divide

    If driving 13 miles on a forest road, and hiking miles of switchbacks doesn't bother you, your in for one of the most exquisite views that you can get from hiking in Washington state.Just a mile outside of the town of Glacier, turn onto Forest Roa...

    9 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Summit Church Mountain

    Start by driving roughly 2.5 miles up Forest Road 3040, conveniently named E Church Mt Road, to the trailhead. The road is bumpy, but lacking the pot-holes that occupy many of the other forest roads. The only issue comes at 2 miles in where a stre...

    8.5 miles 3750 ft gain

  • Hike Helitrope Ridge

    Starting at the marked Heliotrope Ridge parking lot of FS Road 39, just 8 miles out of the quaint town of Glacier, Washington, you begin your ascent to the glacier viewpoint. The trailhead sign indicates that it is a strenuous 2,000 ft gain over 2...

    5.5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike to Racehorse Falls

    Racehorse Creek is broken up into four distinct waterfalls that drop a total of 140ft through a relatively shallow gorge. The first two waterfalls are punchbowl-type falls that have deep holes at their bases. Immediately below the second waterfal...

  • Visit Nooksack Falls

    The View.  Nooksack Falls is a wonder of a sight, tumbling 88 ft in two segments averaging 50 ft across.  A quick stroll from the parking area brings you to the upper or "lower" view, where you can either see the top of the waterfall cascading awa...

  • Hike to Sholes Creek Falls

    Sholes Creek Falls is not easy to reach, but it is entirely worth the journey. The creek plunges over a two-tiered drop in stages of 62 and 103 feet into a massive amphitheater, which flows into Bar Creek. The waterfall is framed by massive column...

  • Bike to Wells Creek Falls

    Wells Creek Falls is an incredible waterfall nestled in a tight canyon below Mt. Baker. The falls plunges 93-ft. over a volcanic cliff face and envelops the small amphitheater below in a cloud of mist. From there, Wells Creeks snakes through the c...

  • Hike to Table Mountain via Artist Point

    The hike takes off from the Artist Point parking lot at an elevation of 5,220 feett.The trail slowly meanders up for a while until reaching the final steep switchbacks where you'll have a sheer cliff to your side—don't let it distract you, and kee...

    3 miles 560 ft gain

  • Hike Ptarmigan Ridge in the North Cascades

    Directions are from Bellingham.  Drive Sr 542(Mt Baker Highway) approximately 60 miles to the parking area at Artist Point, elev. 5140 ft.  Try to park towards the southwest corner of the lot as this is where our trail begins.  Toilets are availab...

    9 miles 1350 ft gain

  • Explore Artist Point

    Note that Artist Point is only accessible by car during the summer - it is closed off from cars as of First Snowfall (end of September) through June.The parking lot of Artist Point is only about an hour and fifteen minute drive from the city of Be...

  • Snowshoe to Artist Point

    From the south end of the ski area, snowshoe past an old ski lodge along an old access road parallel to the ski hill. Then, ascend Austin Pass (2 miles) following the broad switchbacks. Once at the top of the ridge, follow the road to the left 1...

    5.5 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Deming, Washington

      Mt. Baker Executive Style Family Cabin #51 Sl

      Winding through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, you’ll be mesmerized by the sheer depth of the lush greenery and the glimmering glacial peaks. Upon finding your cabin nestled into the tre...

      From $289/night

    • Deming, Washington

      Mt. Baker Fern Hollow Lodge #40 Sl

      Surrounded by natural ferns, you will be absolutely delighted while staying in this 2-story, 3+ bedroom, 1 ¾ bath family retreat. The first floor features a mudroom with plenty of storage for both...

      From $350/night

    • Deming, Washington

      Douglas Fir Campground

      Overview Situated on the banks of North Fork Nooksack River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Douglas Fir Campground offers stunning scenery and access to numerous recreational activities po...

    • Deming, Washington

      Spacious Mount Baker Condo With Sauna #41 Sw

      This spacious, 3-bedroom, 2-bath, ground floor condo is a secluded family getaway! Features include a master bedroom with 1-king sized bed and a private walk-out balcony, 1-full bath with a large s...

      From $255/night

    • Deming, Washington

      Mount Baker Family Home Away From Home #06 Sl

      Enjoy beautiful mountain views from this charming 3-bedroom split level family vacation home. The interior floor plan features a family room, and a laundry room on the 1st level. The 2nd split leve...

      From $301/night

    • Deming, Washington

      Tucked Away Mount Baker Forest Home #55 Sl

      Your family will have a delightful time staying in this 2-story, 3-bedroom traditional family ski chalet. The first floor features an open and airy kitchen, dining, and living area. The well equi...

      From $350/night

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