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Nooksack Falls

North Cascades > Mount Baker Area
48.9057, -121.8088 Map & Directions
0.1 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
14 feet
Highest Point
1,614 feet
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  • Good for kids
  • Waterfalls

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This short trail leads to an observation area overlooking the waterfall on the North Fork Nooksack River. Continue reading

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Hiking Nooksack Falls

This waterfall viewing area is a short drive down a forest road from the Mount Baker Highway. After parking, head down a short trail to a rocky outcropping above the falls. The edge is fenced off, so this is as close as you'll be able to get. From here take in the view of the falls on the North Fork Nooksack River. 

This is a great stop on your way to or from another hike, or an awe inspiring introduction to hiking for young children. Due to it's easy access and majestic pay off, this short trail and viewing platform are popular.  

Nooksack Falls

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.9057, -121.8088 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

Access to Cougar Divide (past the Nooksack Falls trailhead) has been closed until further notice at the bridge over the North Fork Nooksack River due to an eroded roadway in front of the bridge

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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 the town of Glacier, head east on Highway 542 for 7.4 miles, then turn right onto Forest Road 33 for 0.6 mile before parking and finding the trail on the right side of the road. 

More Hike Details


North Cascades > Mount Baker Area

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

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Nooksack Falls

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