Mt. Baker National Recreation Area

AKA: Methow, Mount Baker

Summary


The Mt. Baker National Recreation Area was created in conjunction with the 1984 Washington Wilderness Act to accommodate mixed recreation use in Schriebers Meadow. Hiking, horseback riding, camping and mountain climbing are popular summer activities. In winter snowmobilers can use the area when snow levels are more than two feet at Schriebers Meadow at Park Butte Trailhead. Snowmobile access is provided on Forest Service road 13 to Schriebers Meadow, into upper Rocky and upper Sulphur Creek, the upper Railroad Grade, Metcalfe Moraine and lower Easton Glacier. Large crevasses on the glaciated slopes of Mt. Baker may be hidden by snow bridges and not readily visible. Snowmobiles must stay within boundaries of the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area and outside of the adjacent Mt. Baker Wilderness.

{ Last know status: Closed | Approximate size: 19 Mile(s) | Last updated: April 11, 2020 }

Terrain Experience Level


Expert
Unkonwn
Advanced
Unkonwn
Intermediate
Unkonwn
Beginner
Unkonwn

Terrain


Rhythm Section
Unknown
Roots
Unknown
Mud
Unknown
Sand
Unknown
Jumps
Unknown
Hill Climbs
Unknown
Hard Pack
Unknown
Gravle
Unknown
Large Loose Rocks
Unknown
Other Hazards
Unknown

Allowed Vehicles


Motorcycle
Unknown
ATV
Unknown
4x4
Unknown
SxS
Unknown
Snowmobile
Allowed

Details


Trail maps


MT Baker Sno-Park Groomed

open link

http://parks.state.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/165

State Park Pages


Snowmobile Page

State Park Page for Snowmobile Sno-Parks Mount Baker / Methow

open link

http://parks.state.wa.us/443/Mount-Baker-Methow

FS Regulation

Mt. Baker National Recreation Area is open to snowmobiles when snow depth at the trailhead is at least 24 inches. Other motorized vehicles and bicycles are prohibited. Camping in the National Recreation Area is allowed only in the designated camps. No fires allowed in the National Recreation Area. Camping or being in an area closed for rehabilitation is prohibited. Passenger vehicles are prohibited from parking in the stock vehicle parking area July 1 – Oct. 31.

Contact Info

Mount Baker Ranger District 360-856-5700 Emergency Contact Info Whatcom County Sheriff's Office 360-676-6911

Forest Service Links


National Forest page

open link

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbs/recarea/?recid=30330

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