Mount Baker Area. Join us for this National Trails Day (Weekend!) work party to address some annual maintenance (clearing and repairing)on the Excelsior Pass Trail. If you want spectacular views of Mount Baker, this is your chance!
The south facing Excelsior Pass trail is one of the first in the area to melt out, making it a good early summer hike. The trail starts by switchbacking steadily up a timbered slope, with evidence of old forest fires visible for the first 2 miles. In 4 miles the trail breaks out above timberline and into heavy brush. At 4.5 miles the trail reaches the meadows of Excelsior Pass, with its outstanding views of Mt. Baker and the Nooksack Valley. At Excelsior Pass is the junction with the Damfino Lakes Trail #625 (hiker only) as well as the start of the High Divide Trail #630 (hikers and stock).
From the Glacier Public Service Center, travel east on Mt. Baker Highway 542 for approximately 7 miles. The parking area and trailhead are located on the left hand side of the highway, right after the Nooksack Falls turnoff.
GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head