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Mount Baring

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West
47.7884, -121.4482 Map & Directions
Length
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
3500 feet
Highest Point
6129 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
South summit of Mount Baring. Photo by JEM.

A fairly well used climber's trail goes straight up, and up, and then up Mount Baring. The trail requires moderate navigational skills and possibly climbing equipment in bad weather. Continue reading

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
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Hiking Mount Baring

The unofficial Mount Baring trail shares the parking lot with the Barclay Lake trail. A fairly well used climber's trail goes straight up to Mount Baring. The trail requires moderate navigational skills and possibly climbing equipment in bad weather.

After roughly 2000 feet in gain over a little over a mile one reaches the ridgeline. More significant climbing brings one to a notch. Ascent of this gully will vary with snow conditions and experience.

An ice ax is recommended during the spring and summer. After gaining a hundred feet or so the angle eases off and a cairned trail leads to the summit.

Mount Baring

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.7884, -121.4482 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

Take Highway 2 east to Baring. Turn north, crossing the railroad tracks onto 635th Ave. Proceed about 4.5 miles to the Barclay Lake trailhead. Be sure to bear to the left at a fork about 0.2 of a mile from the highway, the sign can be difficult to see.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Cascade Alpine Guide Volume 2

F. Beckey

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