NEW Heather Meadows Cafe Now Open* For the Summer

*Cafe open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 11AM - 5PM

Summer Info

Information On Highway 542, Popular Hikes, Passes & Permits and Forest Service Info.

Mt. Baker Highway Area (SR542) General Info
Artist Point Information
Glacier Public Service Center
Located at Mile Post 34, operations include 24-hour self-service outdoor information, restrooms, picnic tables.
Passes & Permits
Information on Recreation, Wilderness, Event & Other Permits
Popular Hikes
A List of the Most Popular Hikes in the Mt. Baker Highway Area
Trail & Road Conditions
Trail and Road Conditions for the Mt. Baker Highway Area (SR542)
Fee Free Days
NW Forest Pass
Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking in most picnic, trailhead and parking areas in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Friday August 4, as of 8 a.m.

AIR QUALITY UPDATE: Like most of Whatcom County, the ski area and surrounding areas are experiencing smoky air due to the wildfire smoke drifting down from Canada. Our crew on the mountain this morning is reporting visibility of less than 2 miles with very smoky air. Unfortunately, not a good day to see views in the mountains.

Please note these are unofficial observations!

Mt. Baker Highway Area (SR542)
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest surrounding the ski area is considered to be one of the most beautiful alpine areas in North America, with hiking, accessible trails and camping available, as well as an interpretive center.

The Mt. Baker Highway Area (SR542) of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest website has info on current trail and road conditions, Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan climbing reports, campgrounds and picnic areas listings and policies, and lots more!

Artist Point OPEN for the Summer.

Check WSDOT for any changes or updates.