Mt. Baker Day-Ride - North Cascades
Address: 1337 Goldenrod Rd. Burlington, Washington 98233
This day-ride has some terrific twists & turns in store for you! You’ll start with a jaunt through the farms and ranches of Skagit Valley, on your way to the Mt. Baker highway. At an elevation of 10,781 ft, Mt. Baker is the 3rd-highest mountain in the Cascade Range in Washington, after Mt. Adams (12,281 ft) and Mt. Rainier (14,471 ft). It is world-renowned as one of the snowiest places on Earth: in 1999, the Mt. Baker ski area set the world record for snowfall in a single winter – 95 feet! The ski resorts are dormant in the summertime, but there are plenty of hiking trails, each with their own stunning views of Mt. Baker and nearby Mt. Shuksan.
After returning to the coast at Bellingham, head south toward Burlington along the famous Chuckanut Drive. This 22-mile stretch of waterfront highway is one of the most scenic in the state of Washington, with dozens of curves along the cliffs of Chuckanut mountains as they sweep past Bellingham Bay.
If you’re looking for a great day-ride to explore NW Washington, you’ve come to the right place! This relaxing day-ride is a terrific way to sample this corner of the country. Enjoy!
* This is a local riding option, for any customer to do on their own at any time. This is NOT an organized/scheduled event.
- Google Map Link: view map here.
- Total miles: 160 miles
- Total time: 4-5 hours.