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Canyon Ridge

North Cascades > Mount Baker Area
48.9869, -121.9346 Map & Directions
Length
10.3 miles, one-way
Wildflowers and a trail leading into the woods. Photo by tzuria. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

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Northwest Forest Pass

This multi-use trail meanders through mature forest to connect with the Boundary Way trail to expansive views of the North Cascades and Mount Baker. Continue reading

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Hiking Canyon Ridge

This multi-use trail meanders through mature forest to connect with the Boundary Way trail to expansive views of the North Cascades and Mount Baker.

Beginning from an old clear cut on the Damfino Lakes Trail,  hikers will quickly enter mature forest. In less than a mile, (0.7 miles to be exact), you'll encounter a junction. Here, take a left to get onto the Canyon Ridge Trail. After just a half mile, you reach a junction with the Boundary Way trail. Here, take another left to continue on the Canyon Ridge Trail.

Views from here are of the Canadian mountains, Canyon Creek Valley, Tomyhoi Peak and Bearpaw Mountain as well as Mt. Baker.

Note: Despite being open to motorcycles and bicycles, this route receives minimal maintenance. Route finding may be required.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Canyon Ridge

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.9869, -121.9346 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Bellingham, drive east on the Mt. Baker Highway 542 to the turnoff for Canyon Creek Road 31 (approximately two miles from the Glacier Public Service Center.) Turn left onto FS road 31.

This trail is a thru-hike, and you can start at either the east or the west trailhead. Directions continue below.

East Trailhead (Damfino Lakes): Continue 15 miles to the trailhead located at the end of Forest Road 31. There is a toilet at this trailhead, and room for 15 vehicles and stock trailers.

West Trailhead: Travel 7.1 miles on FS Road 31, turn left onto Forest Road 3140 after crossing the bridge over Canyon Creek. The trailhead is located at the end of the road, 8.2 miles from the junction with Forest Road 31. There is room for 6 vehicles at this trailhead.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

North Cascades > Mount Baker Area

Canyon Ridge (#689)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails Mt. Baker 13

USGS: Bearpaw Mountain

USFS: Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness

Buy the Green Trails Mount Baker Climbing No. 13SX map

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