The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
is one of the most visited forests in the country. Located east of Seattle
on the west side of the Cascades between the Canadian border and Mt. Rainier National Park, the forest is an area of glacier-covered peaks, spectacular mountain meadows and old-growth forest. Mount Baker itself is an active volcano.
The area is rich in outdoor opportunities. Mountain peaks over 10,000 feet provide a backdrop and playground to those who visit. The variety of accommodation options in or near the national forest runs from cabins, chalet rentals, and condo rentals to private vacation rental homes and amazing vacation rental suites
. A cozy chalet rental or cabin hidden away in the mountain forests provides a great base for which to explore the surrounding area. Cabin rentals, holiday home rentals, condo rentals and chalet rentals are available through the Owner Direct Vacation Rentals website. Refer to the listings below to find the perfect accommodations
for your trip to Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie.
The PacificCrest Trail
stretches from Mexico up through the US and into Canada. The section of the trail through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is pristine. If you’re looking for solitude, challenging climbs, and to explore the volcanic history of the area this hike is for you!
Climbing is another favorite on the peaks of the national forest. Most climbers attempt the peaks of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the spring and summer when the weather is favorable. The two highest peaks in the national forest, Mount Baker
(10,778 feet) and Glacier Peak
(10,550 feet) each have multiple climbing routes for those seeking more of a challenge.
Skiing is popular in the area. Snow-covered forest roads and trails are perfect for cross-country skiing. The forest manages seven ski areas, with both downhill and groomed cross-country trails;
four at Snoqualmie Pass and one each at Crystal Mountain
, Stevens Pass
, and Mount Baker.
Hundreds of lakes, rivers, and streams entice anglers to the forest. Streams fed by snowmelt sustain large fish populations of rainbow and cutthroat trout
. The Skagit River has good steelhead, salmon, and sea-run cut throat and Rattlesnake Lake is a good bet if you're looking for rainbow trout.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking
are challenging on the rivers of the national forest and only experienced whitewater enthusiasts should make the attempt. Guided raft trips are available from trained guides for those just starting out. Try a whitewater rafting trip on the Skykomish River, a class III/IV.
If you’re looking for a quiet, comfortable place to escape to, vacation rentals
in the heart of The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest are your answer. Secluded chalet rental accommodations surrounded by forest, cozy modern condo rental lodging, or accommodation located at the base of the next peak you plan to climb are waiting. What are you waiting for?