Winter Backpack in the Mt. Baker Backcountry

6 Miles Round Trip - 1500 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Heather Meadows Parking Area - Search Nearby - Added by Scott Kranz

Get your fix of fresh mountain air and mountain views when you snowshoe, ski, or split board up from the Mt. Baker ski area past Artist and Huntoon Point.

Arrive at the upper ski resort parking lot (approx. 4300 feet elev.) and snowshoe, skin, or split board up. Make your way toward Artist Point and eventually Huntoon Point, gaining approximately 1500 feet of elevation over approximately 3 miles (one way). Past Huntoon Point, there are several great spots to set up camp and prepare yourself for an epic sunset and sunrise between Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan.

Directions: From I-5 near Bellingham, drive east on Highway 542 (the Mt. Baker highway) to the upper Mt. Baker Ski Resort parking lot at Heather Meadows.

Tags

Photography
Skiing
Snowshoeing
Backpacking
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

Details

6 Miles
1500 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

Stay Nearby

Mount Baker Highway

Excelsior Group Camp

Deming, Washington

Silver Fir Campground

Concrete, Washington

Horseshoe Cove Campground

Concrete, Washington

Park Creek Campground

Nearby Adventures

Winter Backpack to Lake Anne Ridge

14 Miles Round Trip - 2000 ft gain

Winter Backpack to Artist Point

4 Miles Round Trip - 1000 ft gain

Snowshoe to Huntoon Point

6 Miles Round Trip - 1200 ft gain

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!