Day Hike - Ptarmigan Ridge


Day Hike - Ptarmigan Ridge

Partial Chain Lakes Loop & Ptarmagan Ridge Trails, photography the views/scenery as we go.

  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 466 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,216 ft
  • Pace: 1-2 mph, stopping frequently to take photos

Meet near the kiosk sign at the Artist Point parking lot at 9am

Priority given to those staying at Baker Lodge.

We will be walking at a leisurely pace along a portion of the Chain Lake Loops Trail and a small bit of the Ptarmigan Ridge Trail before turning back to Artist Point. 

This trail has a narrow path with sheer drop-offs, so you must have good balance. Trekking poles are also a good idea. You MUST have your 10 essentials (including a first aid kit)!

As for camera gear, keep it as light and simple as possible (you probably don't want to bring your tripod.

Here's a better map of the proposed route.


Ptarmigan Ridge

  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13S

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    Green Trails Mt Baker No. 13

    USGS Shuksan Arm

    USGS Mt Baker
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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