Climbers use this trail as an approach to Mt. Baker Summit which is within Mt. Baker Wilderness.The route is muddy, brushy and difficult to follow beyond two miles as the trail is not maintained beyond the two-mile mark. The trail wanders through the forest for two miles and turns into a boot path. Continue climbing through the forest and eventually break out on the Boulder Moraine. Follow the trail through the moraine to the base of the cliff at Boulder Ridge. You will need to climb the cliff to access the ridge.
The ridge offers open meadows and excellent views of Mt. Baker and the Boulder Glacier.
From the Mt. Baker Ranger District office in Sedro-Woolley, WA follow State Route 20 east for 16 miles to milepost 82. Turn left (north) on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road 11). Continue on the Baker Lake Highway for 18 miles. After passing Boulder Creek Campground and crossing Boulder Creek, turn left on Forest Service road 1130. Drive FS road 1130 for about 1 mile to the junction with FS road 1131 and turn left. The trailhead and parking area are located at the end of FS road 1131.
Green Trails: Lake Shannon 46, Mt. Baker Wilderness Climbing 13S
Forest Service: Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness