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Baker Lake Trail Dedication and Group Hike

Sep 26, 2021 , 11:00 am 12:00 pm

On Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at 11 a.m. Baker Lake Trail will be recognized with a small gathering with the Old-Growth Forest Network at the Baker River Trailhead at the northern end of Baker Lake Highway/Forest Service Road 11. Dr. Sarah Horsley, Network Manager of the Old-Growth Forest Network, will honor the protected forest with a presentation of a plaque and a short 2-mile hike along the Baker River Trail which will connect to the Baker Lake Trail to view some of the old-growth forest. The public is invited to attend the 11AM ceremony and join on the group hike to follow.

This beautiful forest is dominated by Red Cedars and Douglas Firs. Many are over 120 years old as well as some that are older than the 1843 eruption of nearby Mt. Baker, a 10,781 ft tall stratovolcano also known as Komo Kulshan. All Covid-19 protocols and considerations, including the wearing of masks, will be followed for the gathering.

This event is a joint effort by the Old-Growth Forest Network, Whatcom Million Trees Project, and The Sierra Club Mt. Baker Chapter.

This event is part of the City of Bellingham’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events.


We will gather for a small celebration near the parking area of the Baker River Trailhead, followed by a hike along the first mile of the Baker River Trail to Baker Lake Trail to see the old-growth forest. To get to the trailhead parking from Highway 20/North Cascades Highway, travel north on Baker Lake Road/NF-11 until the road ends at the Baker River Trail parking lot. View the location on Google Maps.

Baker River Trail
Concrete, WA, 98237


Email: jakinsmbgsierracl@gmail.com
Phone: (360) 982-8599