Providing access to the High Divide, Welcome Pass is a nice option for those looking for a workout. Count the 66 switchbacks from the trailhead to the pass at 5,200 feet. This trail ascends through the steep forest, delivering hikers onto the ridge without wasting any time or ground.
Your uphill efforts will be rewarded as you arrive at the doorstep of jaw-dropping views of Mount Shuksan and glimpses of Price Lake, a glacier-fed beauty on the side of Shuksan. If you continue westward to the ridge, your walk will be a flower lined journey with views of Komo Kulshan (Mount Baker). On the way back down, enjoy the elusive points and crags of the Picket Range poking out in the distance.