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Picture Lake Trail

Parent Category: Mt. Baker Area
Created: 18 August 2014
Location: Mt. Baker Area, Artist Point
Roundtrip of the trail: 0.5 miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
General Info: Recreation Pass Required
GPS Coordinates: 48°51'54.3"N 121°40'33.9"W
Season: Summer-Fall

Photo from North Cascades, Mt. Baker Area, Artist Point, Picture Lake TrailPictures below will take you on a virtual tour along the hike, enjoy perfect and gourgeous scenery!

Description:

Photo from North Cascades, Mt. Baker Area, Artist Point, Picture Lake Trail

Picture Lake Trail is a wonderful 0.5-mile trail that opens gorgeous views. Picture Lake is one of the main attractions in the Heather Meadows area. The beauty of this area is indescribable. The perfect picture of Mt. Shuksan is mirrored in the lake.

Photo from North Cascades, Mt. Baker Area, Artist Point, Picture Lake Trail

It goes without saying that photographers adore this place; this picture is one of the most photographed in the state.
Picture Lake Trail is a wonderful hike for the families. A well-maintained pavement-and-boardwalk path goes around Picture Lake; it is accessible from different points and is wheelchair-accessible. Tourists say that the best time to hike here is fall, because of the colorful plant foliage that make it just a perfect spot.

Photo from North Cascades, Mt. Baker Area, Artist Point, Picture Lake Trail

But we should say summer is also beautiful here. Different wildflowers, gorgeous colors and the breathtaking view of the mountain mirrored in the lake.

This short hike also offers other short offshoot trails that are worth your exploring, as well as it offers beautiful views of Ruth Mountain to the east, Table Mountain to the south and Mount Herman to the west.

Directions:

From the Glacier Public Service Center

Go east on Mt. Baker Highway 542 for 21 miles. The parking area is located on the Mt. Baker Highway at milepost 54.1, just below the Mount Baker Ski Lodge.

These pictures were taken on August 10, 2014

In order to get the directions click on the link below:

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Alex Mandryko

Information: Marina Petrova

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