The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is located in the north center part of Washington state.
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Wildflower and Bear Grass at Gem Lake in the Snoqualmie Ranger District. Photo by Chuck Davis, Volunteer Wilderness Ranger.

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.



A Day in My Boots - Law Enforcement

USFS Law Enforcement Officer Jeff McIntosh. photo by Kelly Sprute.


Discover a day in the life of a US Forest Service Law Enforcement law enforcement officer. Learn about "Who they are, What they do and Why." 


Recent News


Forest Plan Revision

Picture Lake Path

The Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Regions of the U.S. Forest Service have begun a public conversation on the process for revising forest land management plans within the Northwest Forest Plan amendment area. View the US Forest Service Region 6 Plan Revision web page for more information including reports from the initial listening sessions in Redding, Portland and Seattle.


Experience Summer Activities on the Forest!

Picture Lake Path

This summer tour the forest with an expert, learn about the forest ecosystems, hike with the 10 essentials, explore Crystal Mountain or experience salmon and stream ecology first hand.

Hiking the Continental Divide Trail

Jessie Kiel headshot

Follow Jess Kiel, Skykomish District wilderness ranger, as she hikes the Continental Divide Trail.


Recreational Target Shooting

Target Shooting Sign

Recreational target shooting is an appropriate use of the Forest, when done safely and with respect to the land and forest property.

Sustainable Roads

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