The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is located in the north center part of Washington state.
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Dutch Miller Gap Trail 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.


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Fall Hikes

 Explore fall hikes on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. photo by Kelly Sprute, US Forest Service.


Fall is here! Enjoy the season in all its glory on this virtual tour with recommended hikes. 


On Demand Phone Interpretation Available

On demand phone interpretation available. photo by Kelly Sprute.

The Forest Service is offering a pilot “on demand” phone interpretation service to enhance public service to non-native English speakers. Right now, the program is only available in Washington and Oregon. The service is available in 170 languages.


Español Pусский 广东话 ភាស���ខ្មែរ 한국어
ພາສາລາວ 中文(台湾) Tagalog ไทย Tiếng Việt


Stevens Pass Master Development Plan Phase III

Stevens Pass Phase 3 image

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has completed an analysis of proposed Stevens Pass Master Development Plan Phase 3 projects. The Forest decided to select and implement Modified Alternative 2.

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.


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?


Monte Cristo Mining Area Cleanup

Cover Photo

The Monte Cristo town site is temporarily closed for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) cleanup project.