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Best Bellingham snow shoe spots (say that 5 times fast)

What are your favorite spots for snow shoeing in the Bellingham/Mt Baker area? 

Artist Point, and the others in that area classic. Just looking for some fresh perspective.

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Best Bellingham snow shoe spots (say that 5 times fast)

@Arctic_SquatchI had the pleasure of visiting up there a few years ago and really enjoyed the snowshoeing on Mt Baker.

I don't think I'd ever seen so much snow!

https://youtu.be/Z3Gve6zuihA

 

REI Member Since 1979 YouTube.com/philreedshikes
SNOWSHOEING & A LITTLE SKIING AT MT BAKER SKI AREA, SQONALMIE NATIONAL FOREST, FEBRUARY 2012
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Best Bellingham snow shoe spots (say that 5 times fast)

@Arctic_Squatch Thanks for reaching out and welcome to the community!

We connected with a couple of our local Bellingham team to gather some suggestions for you. Here is what they recommended:

  • White Salmon Creek. Just below Artist Point and the ski area there is a parking lot near the hairpin turn that has access to some good snowshoeing trails.
  • Salmon Ridge Sno-Park. Additionally, right across the road from the sno-park is the picnic area for the Hannegan Pass Road. You can snowshoe from there.
  • Canyon Creek Road. It is the first road on your left after you pass the town of Glacier. It has many forest service road spurs that you can take, park, and snowshoe on.
  • Skyline Divide Forest Road. Near the Heliotrope Trailhead, this is also a forest service road that has good snowshoeing.
  • Off of Highway 20 and the Baker Lake Road area. There is a no-park with good access to snowshoe trails.
  • Steven's Pass Nordic Center. A bit further away but a good option for snowshoeing as well.

All of these areas are very dependent on snow conditions and any of the forest service roads may require driving on rough road conditions, including snow and ice. It is always recommended to check in with the land agency in charge of the land you are traveling on for updated conditions and needed permits to park there. Please take a look at our recent post, A Guide on how to Recreate Responsibly in winter.

Hopefully this helps, thanks!

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