Mt. Baker

Mt-Baker

From Bellingham to the majestic peak of Mt. Baker, State Route 542 otherwise known as the Mt. Baker Highway offers visitors a step back in time. It’s an unpretentious route, winding through farmlands, rolling wooded hills, and small communities including Nugents Corner, Deming, Kendall, Maple Falls and Glacier. Following State Route 9 to the south are the towns of Van Zandt and Acme.

Collectively, these communities are known as the Mount Baker Foothills, filled with an array of small locally-owned and unique businesses including a Beer Shrine/Wedding Chapel, the picturesque Everybody’s Store,  a rare western Washington vineyard, river rafting, restaurants, lodging, a casino and miles of scenic trails through National Forest lands.

The final 24 miles of the route are designated a U.S. National Forest National Scenic Byway, from the quaint village of Glacier to Artist Point (elev. 5,140 feet).  Along the way, at milepost 52 is the Mt. Baker Ski Area, offering skiers and snowboarders some of the finest terrain and the best snow conditions in the west.

Call toll-free 800-695-7623 for conditions on Mount Baker Hwy. Traction devices may be required.

Mt. Baker Highway Brochure

Trail Question? Ask a Forest Ranger

Call the Glacier Public Service Center, Memorial Day to October (360-599-2714), or Mt. Baker Ranger District year-round (360-856-5700). Visit Mt. Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest for more details.

The center at Glacier is jointly operated by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service. Daily and seasonal Northwest Forest Passes are available for National Forest Trails. Stores and U.S. Forest Service centers sell the pass.

More Information

Mt Baker Chamber of Commerce
7509 Mt Baker Hwy, Maple Falls
360-599-1518
info@mtbakerchamber.org

Chance of Rain
Friday 12/14 30%
Chance of Rain
Showers ending early. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 12/15 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 44F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Sunday 12/16 90%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 48F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Rain
Monday 12/17 90%
Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Thunderstorm
Tuesday 12/18 100%
Thunderstorm
Rain early with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 47F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 12/19 50%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 48F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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