Giant ancient trees occupy the forest in this drainage, habitat for federal threatened species such as the Northern Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet and Bull Trout.
From the south, find the trail approximately 10 miles from Baker Lake Trail 610 Trailhead, and from the north approximately 4.5 miles from the Baker River Trailhead. The trail junction may not be clearly marked. Signs of the existing trail can be found on the eastern side of Noisy Creek. Start by followingNoisy Creek on its eastern side for approximately one mile to the creek shore. Noisy Creek provides good fishing. At the end of Noisy Creek Trail begins a favorite cross-country route to the Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness and Green and Berdeen Lakes in North Cascades National Park.
At a Glance
Hikers staying overnight in the North Cascades National Park must get a Backcountry Permit from the park headquarters in Sedro-Woolley or at the Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount.
A Washington State fishing license is required for fishing.
Spring, late fall.
Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness where wilderness regulations limit party size to 12.
Vault toilets at the TH and Maple Grove Camp.
A federal recreation pass must be displayed in each vehicle at the trailhead.
The trail begins at the mouth of Noisy Creek 10 miles up Baker Lake on the lake's eastern shore. There are two ways to gain access to the trail: crossing Baker Lake in a water craft from a boat launch at one of the Forest Service campgrounds on the lake's opposite shore (Shannon Creek Campground, located 24 miles up the Baker Lake Highway, is nearest to the trail) or from the Baker Lake Trail 610.
From Baker Lake, drive Baker Lake Highway 25 miles to the road's end. Turn left on FS road 1168. FS road 1168 ends in 0.5 miles at the trailhead for the Baker River Trail 606. Hike Baker River Trail for 0.5 miles until reaching a junction and a bridge over the Baker River. Turn right to follow Baker Lake Trail and cross the river. The Noisy Creek Trail is 4.5 miles south of the Baker River on the left side. The trail junction may not be clearly marked. Signs of the existing trail can be found on the eastern side of Noisy Creek.
Baker Lake Highway is 16 miles east of the Mt. Baker Ranger District office at milepost 82 on State Route 20.
Green Trails: Lake Shannon 46, Mt. Baker Wilderness Climbing 13S
Forest Service: Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness
USGS: Bacon Peak
River and Stream Fishing
Elevation gain/loss: +700 feet
Vault toilets at the trailhead and Maple Grove Camp. Mountain toilets at Noisy Creek Camp, Anderson Point, and Maple Grove Camp.