Ridley Creek Trail 696

  

Follow the Ridley Creek drainage through Mt. Baker Wilderness to Mazama Park and end at the junction of the Bell Pass Trail 603 in the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area. Large western hemlocks and groves of Alaska yellow cedar highlight this trail. In the first 0.5 mile you cross the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River. There is no bridge and fording the river may not be possible during high river flows.

Note: Ridley Creek Trail has received minimal maintenance over the past several years and is not recommended for stock.

Washington Trails Association

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer / Fall
Restrictions:
  • Hiker and stock trail.  Open to stock Aug. 1-Oct. 31.  Open to llamas year round.
  • Wilderness regulations apply in Mt Baker Wilderness.
  • Within Mt. Baker National Recreation Area camping is permitted in designated sites only and campfires are prohibited.
  • Forest Service Road 38 is closed and gated Dec. 1- June 15 at Wallace Creek, 2.8 miles before the trailhead to protect elk breeding habitat.  
Closest Towns: Sedro Woolley, Washington
Water: Treat all drinking water.
Restroom: None at trailhead or along trail. Use approved method to pack out solid human waste.
Information Center: Check current conditionsor call Mt. Baker Ranger District, Sedro Woolleyoffice at 360-856-5700, extension 515, or Glacier Public Service Center at 360-599-2714.

General Information

Directions:

From Sedro-Woolley, WA head north on State Highway 9 for 14 miles. Then turn right onto Mosquito Lake Road and follow for about 9 miles. After crossing the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River, turn right (east) on Forest Service Road 38. The trailhead is near the end of Forest Service Road 38 approximately 13 miles from Mosquito Lake Road.

(Forest Service Road 38 may also be reached from the Mt. Baker Highway SR 542 via Mosquito Lake Road at milepost 16. Turn south onto Mosquito Lake Road and travel 4.8 miles to Forest Service road 38.)


General Notes:

Maps:

  • Green Trails: Hamilton 45, Mt. Baker Wilderness Climbing 13S
  • Forest Service:  Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness
  • USGS: Twin Sisters Mtn.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  3.5 miles
  Latitude : 
48.7070622094
  Longitude : 
-121.812564252
  Elevation : 
2600 feet