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Wild Goose

North Cascades > Mount Baker Area
48.8471, -121.6929 Map & Directions
Length
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1100 feet
Highest Point
5100 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
View from the Wild Goose Trail. Photo by raring2hike. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

Hike from the Artist Point parking area to the Heather Meadows Visitor Center and back. With 1,100 feet of elevation gain, you'll have a great thigh workout. Combine Wild Goose with many of the other short trails in the area to make a full day of exploration, or use the Wild Goose trail to access Swift Creek or Lake Ann. Continue reading

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Hiking Wild Goose

Hike from the Artist Point parking area to the Heather Meadows Visitor Center and back. With 1,100 feet of elevation gain, you'll have a great thigh workout.

Combine Wild Goose with many of the other short trails in the area to make a full day of exploration, or use the Wild Goose trail to access Swift Creek or Lake Ann.

Please note that camping is prohibited year round from the Bagley Lakes trailhead to the Lake Ann. Further up the trail, camping is open only between mid-November to mid-May. 

Wild Goose

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.8471, -121.6929 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

Drive Highway 542 east from Bellingham 55 miles to its end at the upper Mount Baker Ski Area parking lot.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

North Cascades > Mount Baker Area

Wild Goose (#684.3)

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

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