Skykomish Ranger District 360-677-2414
Logging opperation will begin Sept. 26 off the Beckler Peak Road (Forest Service road 6066) until the middle of October. Hikers visiting the Beckler Peak Trail need to watch out for logging traffic during the week.
Both directions of State Route 530 between Whitman Road (milepost 36) and 310th Street Northeast (milepost 39) are closed due to a massive mudslide. The road is blocked indefinitely. People can reach the Darrington Ranger Station by going east on Highway 20 and south on SR 530. The ranger station has normal operating hours of 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
For road condition updates visit the Washington Department of Transportation website.
Snohomsh County closed the gate at Deek Creek Road, 12 miles east of Verlot Public Service Center at mile 23.3 for the winter season. Signs are posted at the Darrington and Granite Falls ends of the road. The Forest Service gates at Bedal, Barlow Pass, and the Big Four Ice Caves are also locked due to snow. For road information go to Snohomish County road updates.
Area(s):Heather Meadows Visitor Center, Artist Ridge Trail #669, Austin Pass Picnic Area, Bagley Lakes Trail #684.1, Bagley Lakes Trailhead, Chain Lakes Trail #682, Fire and Ice Trail #684.2, Fire and Ice Trailhead, Lake Ann Trail #600, Lake Ann Trailhead, Picture Lake Path, Picture Lake Path Trailhead, Ptarmigan Ridge Trail #682.1, Table Mountain Trail #681, Wild Goose Trail #684.3
Date(s): Sep 30, 2013
The Mt. Baker Highway is closed for the winter at mile 54.7, the Bagley Lakes trailhead and upper ski area parking lot. Austin Pass Picnic Area, Heather Meadows Visitor Center, Lake Ann Trailhead, and Artist Point are not accessible in a vehicle. For more information contact the Mt. Baker Ranger District at 360-856-5700.
Area(s):Anderson Butte Trail 611.1, Anderson-Watson Lakes Trail 611, Watson Lakes Trailhead, Baker Lake Trail 610, Baker Lake Trailhead
Date(s): Sep 20, 2013
Mt. Baker Ranger District at 360-856-5700
The Forest Service will close Anderson/Watson Lakes Road (Forest Service road 1107) Oct. 7–11 at Anderson Creek Bridge on milepost 5.3 to replace timber decking. Due to safety, no hiker or bicycle access to; Anderson Watson Lakes Trail 611 or Anderson Butte Trail 611.1 during closure. Baker Lake Trail 610 will remain open. For more information contact the Mt. Baker Ranger District at 360-856-5700.