Artist Point may have earned its name because of the oft-captured image of the broad meadows filled with summer wildflowers, backed by the towering rock summit of Mount Shuksan and glacier-crowned Mount Baker. But many feel the area is even more beautiful and worthy of reproduction on film or canvas when shrouded with snow. The actual namesake of this trail is a high viewpoint between the two great peaks. All around the point
are ancient forests, and come winter, the deep green trees are cloaked in shrouds of white as wind-driven snow and hoarfrost cling to the evergreen limbs. On overcast days, the area becomes a world of black and white, with many shades of gray. But on clear, calm days, the world is blue and white: white snow, white peaks, blue-tinted evergreens, and sapphire blue skies.
Roundtrip 5.5 miles
Elevation Gain 1200 ft
Highest Point 5200 ft
NOTE: I have a NO Show and last minute cancellation policy for events like this. If you have 3 No shows and/or last minute cancellations, you won't be able to attend in the future.