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Address: Glacier, WA
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A four-mile trail offering views of Coleman Glacier on Mt. Baker.

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Nice hike in a beautiful environment

The hike on Heliotrope trail starts shortly below Mt Baker viewing point, end at the Glacier viewpoint, about 2.5 miles one way, 1400 ft elevation gain through a number of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The hike on Heliotrope trail starts shortly below Mt Baker viewing point, end at the Glacier viewpoint, about 2.5 miles one way, 1400 ft elevation gain through a number of switchbacks through beautiful forest. Easily done by someone of normal fitness in 2.5-3 hrs. The tricky part of the hike is that you have to cross a few boulder filled... More 

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baltimore, md
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Did this today with a young child in a backpack. We went early and we're glad we did. The hike is well maintained and easy to follow, is a sustained but reasonable grade, and the view at the end is remarkable. Would suggest getting an early go on a hot day...the creeks at the end you have to cross got... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I went on heliotrope trail for the second time. It's not a walk in the park but still doable. A steady climb not too steep. You pass several waterfalls and depending on the season more or less heavy. But each one dtunning. At the end you arrive at the ice fields of Mount Bsker. The scenery is breathtaking and well... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was an experience for conditioning---elevation! Beautiful waterfalls along the way through the old growth forest to the vista of the glacier. Photographers paradise!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is an absolutely gorgeous hike through old growth forests, alpine meadows, over creeks and streams and ending in a beautiful view of the glacier. The water crossings can be very challenging, so it is best to bring water shoes (or wear waterproof shoes) for the crossings or your feet will be soaked in cold water. As of July 15th,... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

An absolutely gorgeous hike through old growth forest, alpine meadows and mountain streams ending with a stunning vista of the glacier descending from the summit of My Baker in upper Washington State. A $5 day pass out $30 annual pass is required but what a bargain. The 5.5 mile roundtrip is a moderately challenging uphill ascent with a downhill return.... More 

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USA-Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Nice hike, with a somewaht challenging water crossing. Not as easy as some people might think - small dogs, small children , eldery people and not so fit people, beware

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Marrowstone Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Lots of elevation gain, hard on the knees coming down. The views of Coleman Glacier are spectacular, BUT the FOUR rushing streams crossings were daunting.

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Olalla, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

The drive out Heliotrope Creek Road is itself a treat. It is mostly paved, but has gravel sections. The pavement can be missing huge chunks. Part is one lane, not the one lane where you can still slowly squeak two cars around each other, but the one lane where someone has to backup to a turn out. Large parts of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

You might need walking poles and spare socks to cross the braided Heliotrope Creek--but it was worth the climb. Elevation gain of 1800 ft.

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