Canyon Ridge Trail 689


This is the only trail in the Mt. Baker Ranger District allowing mountain bikes and motorcycles. Start in an old clear cut on the  Damfino Lakes Trail 625 and quickly enter mature forest. In 0.7 miles encounter a junction, take the left fork on Canyon Ridge Trail 689, turn left and continue 0.5 mile to the junction with Boundary Way Trail 688. Take another left to continue along trail 689 and be rewarded with views of Canadian mountains, the Canyon Creek Valley, Tomyhoi Peak and Bearpaw Mountain as well as Mt. Baker. The western section of this trail receives minimal maintenance and route finding may be required. It may be difficult for bicycles, motorcycles and horses.

At a Glance

Open Season: Summer - Fall
Usage: Light
Best Season: Late Summer - Fall
Restrictions: Open to hikers and llamas all year. Open to stock, bicycles and motorcycles July 1-Oct. 31. Snowmobiles require 24 inches of snow at Damfino Lakes Trailhead.
Closest Towns: Glacier, Washington
Water: No potable water.
Restroom: Vault toilet at Damfino Lakes Trailhead. Pack out human waste using blue bags or another system.
Passes: A Recreation Pass is required for each vehicle parked at the east Damfino Lakes Trailhead. No pass required at the west 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

General Notes:

Black bears frequent the area. Food and scented items need to be stored in a secure manner.

• Green Trails: Mt. Baker #13
• USGS: Bearpaw Mountain
• USFS: Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness


Travel east on The Mt. Baker Highway 542 approximately two miles from the Glacier Public Service Center, in Glacier Washington, to Canyon Creek Road 31. Turn left onto FS road 31.

East Damfino Lakes Trailhead: Continue 15 miles to the trailhead located at the end of FS road 31. 

West trailhead: Travel 7.1 miles on FS Road 31, turn left onto FS road 3140 after crossing the bridge over Canyon Creek. The trailhead is located at the end of the road, 8.2 miles from the junction with FS road 31.


East trailhead: Parking for 15 vehicles, with room for stock trailers. West trailhead: Parking for 6 vehicles.

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10.3 miles one-way.

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  Elevation : 
4,200 feet at trailhead.