Schriebers Meadow is a popular hiking destination in the summer and fall, but it becomes a true winter wonderland in the snowy months. With magnificent Mount Baker towering above the rolling snowfields of the alpine meadows, there is plenty of room to roam and take in the scenery. However, be prepared to share the trail with both snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. Practice good trail etiquette by staying out of ski tracks and listening for approaching snowmobiles so you can stay safely out of the way.
From the Sno-Park, make your way up snow-covered Forest Road 13. For five miles climb gently under a canopy of trees as the wide roadway makes its way along a hillside above Sulphur Creek. Eventually the road ends at the summer trailhead for the Mount Baker National Recreation Area.
From the expansive summer parking area, the trail narrows as it crosses Sulphur Creek and reaches the edge of Schriebers Meadow. From here, feel free to explore to your heart’s content, finding a space away from the crowds to enjoy lunch or set up camp.
If you have enough energy left and are confident in your navigation and snow travel skills, consider pushing onward toward Survey Point, which offers views of not only Mount Baker, but also Park and Black buttes and Schriebers Meadow below. This point lies northwest of Schriebers Meadow and should only be attempted if you have the experience and skills to select a safe route and know how to read avalanche terrain and conditions. Otherwise continue to enjoy the meadow before heading back.