Backpack - Baker Lake


Backpack - Baker Lake

Cabin fever? Join us for this low-elevation backpack perfect for early spring. Features beautiful views of Mt. Baker and lake-side camping!

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 28.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

This is an overnight trip. We will meet on Saturday morning (3/26) at 8 am at the Green Lake Park and Ride in Seattle (6601 8th Ave NE) and return on Sunday evening.  Please bring your Northwest Forest Pass if you have one!

This hike can be done as an out and back (with multiple stopping points) or as a thru-hike. Our route will be finalized as the date nears. The final decision will hinge on how many folks sign up and their level of experience, as well as how many folks are willing to drive. 

The maps for this trip are Green Trails Mount Shuksan No. 14 and Lake Shannon No. 46.

Just a friendly reminder that the weather in early spring can be unpredictable. Make sure you pack appropriate clothing for the season (not the weather!), your rain gear, and plenty of food! 


Baker Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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