This trail is a rarely traveled and quite rustic trail used primarily by climbers as an alternate climbing route for Mount Baker. The trail starts in timber and is sometimes brushy and a little muddy. At 2 miles the trail enters wilderness and is not maintained as it climbs through increasingly poor, muddy and rooty tread past numerous waterfalls.
At nearly 4 miles, climb through the moraine to the base of a cliff at Boulder Ridge. Sometimes there is a rope you can use to scramble up the lava cliffs or find a route and climb to the top.
At the top of the ridge, expansive views of Mount Baker and the Boulder Glacier await you as you traverse through open meadows. Though not for the faint of heart, this hike has a truly spectacular payoff in views and provides a solitary hiking experience.
- Elevation Gain
- 2,700 feet
Hiking Boulder Ridge
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 48.7140, -121.6903 Open in Google Maps