Mount Baker Recreation Area (Easton Glacier)

A mutli-use area on the south flank of Mount Baker. Much of the Easton Glacier lies within this area. The open crevasses and seracs are great for glacier travel, crevasse rescue and ice climbing training.

getting there

From I-5 just north of Mount Vernon, go east on SR 20 (North Cascades Highway) and turn left on Baker Lake Road. Continue 12.5 mi to just past the Rocky Creek Bridge, turn left onto Forest Road 12. Go 3.5 mi to Sulfur Creek Road (Forest Road 13). Turn right and follow it 6 mi to its end at the Park Butte Trailhead (3,360 ft).


Hike the Park Butte Trail 1.9 mi to its intersection with the Scott Paul Trail.  Continue on the Park Butte Trail for 0.4 mi and then head north on the Railroad Grade to the Easton Glacier. Ascend to the open crevasses and seracs of the Easton Glacier. 

information FOR LEADERS

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to 12 people. If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • All of this is within the Mount Baker National Recreation Area.
  • Use this route for crevasse rescue and ice climbing practice. 
  • Camp below the toe of the glacier on or around moraines.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Basic Glacier Climb
  • Length: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,640 ft
  • 7,000 ft
  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13S
  • USGS Baker Pass
  • USGS Mt Baker

Upcoming Activities

Intermediate Glacier Climbing Field Trip - Mount Baker Recreation Area (Easton Glacier)

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Glacier Climbing
2018 Intermediate Glacier Climbing Field Trip - Everett
Difficulty: Basic Glacier Climb
Sat, Jun 23, 2018 - Sun, Jun 24, 2018
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant 2 instructors
Registration closes Jun 22
Everett Branch
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