Snowshoe to Huntoon Point
Washington › Mount Baker Ski Area
Added by Jason Horstman
A scenic snowshoe hike, with impressive views along Kulshan Ridge. Great for wowing visitors.
This strenuous but rewarding hike takes you first to Austin Pass, where there is a great view of Mount Shuksan. Look out for skiers and snowboarders heading the opposite direction as you start out.
The second major push heads further up to Kulshan Ridge, leading first to Artist Point, then Huntoon Point, with beautiful views of Mount Shuksan, the Border Peaks, and Mt. Baker.
The trailhead is located at the Mount Baker Ski Area, in the southeast corner of the parking lot by the upper lodge. Check snow and road conditions ahead of time, as Artist Point is sometimes closed in the winter.
- Hiking poles
- Lunch and snacks
- Sun protection
- Avalanche safety gear
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AWESOME place. Found a sunny spot and winter sunbathed for four hours before watching the sunset up top. The light on Shuksan at dusk is stunning. Accessible trail and the crowds thin out the later you're up there. Snow camp if you can!
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This is without a doubt one of the most scenic landscapes in Washington, and even better so when it's covered in snow. You will most certainly have some company, but head up around sunrise or sunset to enjoy a little peace and quiet and soak in all the views. With unobstructed views and wide open areas, snow camping is also a great option for those who want to experience both sunrise and sunset.
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