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Mazama Park via Ridley Creek

North Cascades


North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area
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7.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 2600 ft.


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WTA worked here: 2021

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Follow the Ridley Creek drainage through Mount Baker Wilderness to Mazama Park and end at the junction of the Bell Pass Trail in the Mount Baker National Recreation Area.

In the first half mile, you will cross the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River and then wind your way up through a mostly forested path. Large western hemlocks and groves of Alaska yellow cedar highlight this trail. Eventually, the trail will break out into a vast berry-filled meadow with views up to the Park Butte Lookout.

WTA volunteer crews have been working here periodically since 2014, but at this time, the Forest Service does not recommend the Ridley Creek trail be used for stock.


Mazama Park via Ridley Creek

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.7071, -121.8126 Open map in new window


North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

Ridley Creek (#696)

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

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Hamilton No 45

Green Trails Mt. Baker Wilderness Climbing 13S

Forest Service Mt. Baker Ranger District

Forest Service Mt. Baker Wilderness

USGS Twin Sisters Mtn.

Getting There

From the Mount Baker Ranger District office in Sedro-Woolley, head north on State Highway 9 for 14 miles. Turn right onto Mosquito Lake Road and follow for about nine miles.

After crossing the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River, turn right (east) on FR 38. The trailhead is near the end of FR 38, approximately 13 miles from Mosquito Lake Road.

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