An excellent 8 mile loop trail at the base of Mt Baker with brilliant alpine meadows and glacial moraine slopes. Moderate hike with elevation gain of 2,000 ft.

Bring the 10 essentials, including waterproof boots, poles, 2 liters of water, lunch, snacks, water resistant clothes (no cotton on your skin), a hat & gloves, and sunglasses & sunscreen. No dogs please. We will update regarding weather if needed. ***New this summer***: All human waste must be packed out ~ burying waste is no longer allowed @ Scott Paul Trail

Contact leader via messaging or through comments section regarding carpooling opportunities from Bellingham and Burlington

We encourage trip participants, whenever possible, to carpool to and from the trail head or starting point in order to minimize their carbon emissions. However, it is at your sole risk, whether you are the driver or passenger. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them; carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the drivers and riders.

> A Northwest Forest Pass is req'd for each vehicle parking at the trail

Directions (From WTA website): From Burlington (exit 230 on I-5), head east on the North Cascades Highway (SR-20) for 23 miles, turning left 0.4 miles after milepost 82 onto Baker Lake Road. Continue 12.3 miles on Baker Lake Road. The turnoff onto FR-12 is tricky: FR-12 is marked by a sign at the bridge before the intersection with the Forest Road. Turn left on the unmarked FR-12, continuing 3.7 miles to the intersection with FR-13. Turn right onto FR-13, and proceed 5.3 miles to the trail head parking area.

Sign-up Restrictions: this hike is limited to 6 participants (8 total includes 2 leaders)

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Participants will be required to sign a Liability Waiver...FYI: (
~ No need to print it, we'll have it at the trail head for participants ~

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