Near Baker Lake in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest there are a few trails. We selected one at random filling out drive day afternoon with some exercise and outdoor site seeing.

The road up was gravel and a very long drive, so plan for the time up and back. From the end of Baker Laker you cross a dam and it’s pretty easy to locate the road and start the trek. You do pass a Baker lake trail on the way that seemed popular and would be rated as easy. As we ascended, clouds lurked on the wet road.

From Alltrails, the full hike is 6.4 miles. It is rated as moderate.

The trail was wet, fern covered forest. You traveled the first mile in the trees.

Spectacular old growth trees

At the 1 mile marker, the trail transitioned to a nice stretch of meadow. And then returned to the beautiful old growth forest. We’ve been staying in amazing forest areas but these big trees were neat to walk through.

With drizzling rain and darkening skies, we turned around once Watson lakes came into view. Made quick time back to the jeep and the long drive back to camp. It was a nice hike especially as a start to a backpacking trip.

Watson Lakes