Table Mountain hike near Mt. Baker in Washington

Table Mountain hike

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Table Mountain hike

Distance: 3.9km
Elevation: 183m
Time: 2-3h

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The short, steep hike to Table Mountain’s summit rewards trekkers with 360-degree mountain views, from the towering Mount Shuksan to the glacier-clad Mount Baker. This trail is a bit exposed at times, so not good for those with a fear of heights.

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Getting there

From Glacier, drive east on Mount Baker Highway to the end of the road at Artist Point parking area. A Northwest Forest Pass is required here.

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When to do

July to October

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

Yes, at Artist Point trailhead

Family friendly

No

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

High

Route Type

Out and back


Table Mountain
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Route Description for Table Mountain

The hike to Table Mountain in Mt Baker region is a most rewarding one. Begin by crossing through meadows, passing ponds, and perhaps seeing some snow. The switchbacks begin at 0.5km. You’ll ascend rocky steps up to a junction at 0.7km. Turn right here, following the short path up and around to the east summit of Table Mountain. From here, enjoy panoramic Baker and Shuksan views.

Many hikers turn around here for a 1.6km roundtrip hike. For the full experience, retrace your steps to the junction and continue west along the Table Mountain trail. The trail meanders out for nearly a 1.6km, gently rolling along towards the true (west) summit. At 2.1km, an epic overlook of Mount Baker awaits.

Take a break here for views out to Ptarmigan Ridge and Coleman Pinnacle, the Chain Lakes trail below, and Skyline Divide in the distance. Return the way you came.

Would you like to see more hikes in Mount Baker? Check out the Yellow Aster Butte, Chain Lakes Loop, Skyline Divide Trail or Heliotrope Ridge.

Insider Hints

  • This is no trail for children, and dogs are prohibited.

  • Loose rocks pose a significant safety hazard. Always stay on the trail, and never kick or throw rocks. A tumbling rock could seriously injure or kill unsuspecting hikers below. Should a rock accidently fall, it’s good trail etiquette to yell, "rock!"

  • This trail is not for those with a fear of heights!

  • Back at Artist Point, check out nearby Artist Ridge or the Chain Lakes Trail.

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maxjohanson 2 months ago

A great place to enjoy the outdoors!

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Sally S. Norbert 3 months ago

Wonderful from start to finish! Wonderful from start to finish!

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Lambert O 3 months ago

Amazing hike! The views throughout the hike are rewarding.

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Aleysha C. 3 months ago

The hike was absolutely amazing. I can not express enough how much I enjoyed my hike!

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liwei 4 months ago

Incredible sights and views from every angle.

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Aska Tanaka 5 months ago

It was so beautiful! Was worth the walk there for sure! Wow! This is a must see!

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masonH. 6 months ago

Highly recommended! A must visit!

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Annie Smith 1 year ago

Pretty steep on the way up Table Mountain, but great views.

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HikingFly 1 year ago

beautiful panorama at the summit

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Tammy Lee 1 year ago

My feet were hurting for some time after this hike. But it was a great exercise. I don't usually do anything hard. I might reconsider in the future after the Table mountain trail.

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