Bagley Lakes Trail #684.1

Area Status: Open

The Bagley Lakes Trail travels .75 mile one-way along the eastern shore of Bagley Lake. Table Mountain and Mt. Herman tower above this family-friendly lakeshore hike. Waterfalls, wildflowers and spectacular autumn colors grace a landscape shaped by volcanoes and glaciers. Sandpipers and water ouzels are just two of the bird species frequently you can see by this lake. To form a two-mile loop, the trail can link with Chain Lakes Trail or the Wild Goose Trail, which follows the bench above the lake.

At a Glance

Open Season: Summer- Fall
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Late Summer-Fall
Restrictions: Hikers only. No camping. No fires, except self-contained, carry-in stoves. No snowmobiles. Dogs must be leashed within the developed recreation area of Heather Meadows.
Closest Towns: Glacier, Washington
Water: No potable water.
Restroom: Vault toilet in Austin Pass Picnic Area, Heather Meadows Visitor Center and Artist Point parking lot
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Bagley Lakes Trailhead.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Mt. Baker Ranger District office or Glacier Public Service Center

General Information


From Glacier, WA travel east approximately 21 miles from the Glacier Public Service Center on Mt. Baker Highway SR 542 to the Bagley Lakes Trailhead at the south end of the upper Mt. Baker Ski Area parking lot.

The south end of the trail can be accessed from the Heather Meadows Visitor Center or Austin Pass Picnic Area via the Wild Goose Trail or via Artist Point Trailhead.

General Notes:


• Green Trails: Mt. Shusksan #14
• USGS: Shuksan Arm
• USFS: Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness


Over 200 parking spaces, including spaces for RVs and buses.

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Elevation desc Elevation Gain/Loss: +100 feet
Difficulty Level: Easy

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  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles one-way

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  Elevation : 
4,100 feet - 4,250 feet