Mount Baker Lowlands Overnight Backpacking


$299 for REI Members

$319 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 10 people

Nestled in the valley between 10,781-foot Mount Baker and the western ranches of North Cascades National Park, Baker Lake offers sweeping views, tranquil waters, pristine wilderness, making it the ideal location for your first backpacking trip! Our journey leads us through lush old grown forest to a lakeside backcountry campsite right on the lakeshore. Hone your skills during your back-country stay: learn what to bring, how to manage water, what goes into an effective camp set-up, practice Leave No Trace principles, and many other tips to set you up for success so you can plan trips of your own. This course is perfect for beginners and was designed with new backpackers in mind. You should be prepared to hike 2 miles each day with minimal elevation gain over moderate terrain. The best part about this trip? We do all the planning, shuttling, and provide all necessary backpacking gear - you just have to show up! We can't wait to get outside with you!

  • Learn how to pack a backpack for fit, balance, and accessibility
  • Learn techniques of how to properly wear and hike with a backpack for ultimate comfort on the trail
  • Additional camp skills such as choosing a campsite, camp cooking, water treatment, sanitation, and Leave No Trace principles may also be taught
  • Dinner, breakfast, and a catered lunch are provided
  • Round-trip transportation provided
  • Backpacking equipment provided

What to bring with you

Meet at

Seattle REI

222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Activity location

Baker Lake
Map image of Baker Lake

More directions and information

Northwest Forest Pass is required. There is a pit toilet available at the trailhead.