The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is located in the north center part of Washington state.
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Mt Baker and Mt. Chaval from Green Mountain. Photo by Gary Paull, US Forest Service

Welcome to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, one of the most visited forests in the country, located east of Seattle, Washington on the west side of the Cascades between the Canadian border and Mt. Rainier National Park. Here you will find glacier-covered peaks, spectacular mountain meadows and old-growth forests, rich in history and outdoor opportunities.


Accessible Adventures:  Heather Meadows

Accessible Adventures image of Picture Lake Path on the Mt. Baker Ranger District.


Accessible Adventures in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest highlighting the North Cascades Scenic Byway route to Heather Meadows.



Accessible Adventures:  Stevens Greenway

Accessible Adventures on the Iron Goat Trail in the Skykomish Ranger District.


Accessible Adventures in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest highlighting the Stevens Greenway route to route to Leavenworth.



Recreational Shooting on Your Forest

Recreation Shooting Video with Officer Jeff McIntosh

Learn about recreational shooting regulations, safe practices, and shooting etiquette on National Forests.



Recent News


Dogs in the National Forest

black dog holding a leash silhoutte

Many hikers enjoy taking their dog along on the trail, whether for a day hike or backpacking. National Forest guidelines require that dogs be on a six-foot leash at all times when in developed recreation areas and on interpretive trails. 


Upper South Fork Skykomish Rd Decommissioning Project

Culvert removal complete, looking upstream

Upper South Fork Skykomish Road Decommissioning Project will likely improve instream habitat for anadromous fish in the area.

Recreational Shooting

Target Shooting Sign

Much of the national forests is open to recreational target shooting.  It is an appropriate use of the forest, when done safely and with respect to the land and property.



Sustainable Roads

The forest must identify a road system within budget. What roads are important to you?

Forest Plan Revision

Picture Lake Path

The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region began a public conversation on the process for revising forest land management plans within the Northwe...