Park Butte - Railroad Grade
Date: Saturday, August 13th
Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Meeting Place: Brickyard Park and Ride, 15530 Juanita-Woodinville Way NE, Bothell, WA
Trip Leader: Mike Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-295-3985
Difficulty Rating: Blue/Black
Hike Length: Round trip = +- 8 Miles
Elevation Gain: Minimum 2,200’ (depends on how we ramble)
Trailhead Pass: Northwest Forest Pass at trailhead
Conditional: Forecast for “periods of rain” cancels
Description: Wander the parkland that is the south flank of Mt. Baker.
High alpine paradise surrounds you with views of Mt Baker, Shuksan, the Black Buttes, Twin Sisters, and the North Cascades as you meander through the high alpine meadows. The hike includes a possible creek crossing, a suspension bridge, a possible riot of wildflowers, potential views at the snout of Easton Glacier and ho, so much more.
Group size limited to 12.
A refreshment stop on return should be anticipated with the concurrence of the group.
Required sign up here.
Directions to trailhead: Drive Highway 20 east from Sedro Wooley to +- milepost 82, turning left on Baker Lake-Grandy Lake Road. In 12.5 miles, just after crossing the Rocky Creek Bridger, turn left onto Loomis-Nooksack Road #12. At 1.8 miles keep straight and at 3.6 miles turn right onto Sulphur Creek Road #13 for 6 miles to road end. The trail head is west of the road near the outhouse.