The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is located in the north center part of Washington state.
Where is this Forest?



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Mt. Index from Heybrook Lookout on the Skykomish Ranger District. Photo by Tom Davis, USFS.

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 love of nature, 40 years working with the Forest Service

John Robinson headshot 1994

Turning forty is a major milestone in any person’s life; an event many people reach, but serving the public for 40 years to the US Forest Service is rarely achieved.


Guided Snowshoe Walks

West Side Saddle Mountain

Take a guided snowshoe walk through gorgeous winter wonderland.  Enjoy all the beauty and majesty found in the wintry national forest without all the summer crowds. 

Winter Activities

Whatcome County Snowfest

The weather outside may be frightful, but we’ve come up with multiple ways you can still have a blast this winter.


Sustainable Roads

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

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.