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Artist Ridge Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 138' 42 m
Descent: -16' -5 m
High: 5,203' 1,586 m
Low: 5,077' 1,547 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Sarah Baker

A short route along Kulshan Ridge with beautiful views of Mt. Shuksan and Mt. Baker.

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Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This trail has easy access to spectacular views that anyone in the family can enjoy.

The final 2.7 miles of SR 542 (the road to Artist Point) closes in the winter and reopens in the late spring or early summer.

Description

The trail starts at the Artist Point Trailhead. This trail is very popular and remains snow covered for most of the year. Make sure to stay on the trail to preserve the fragile ecosystem.

The trail starts by heading east from the parking lot along Kulshan Ridge. Take in the views of Mt. Shuksan, Mt. Baker, and the American border peaks as you hike through high alpine meadows that may start to bloom by the late summer. The trail gradually ascends to Huntoon Point where the panoramic views won't disappoint.

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Aug 6, 2019
Alexander Albert
Got married on August 5 and hiked in my suit and Ariel in her wedding dress to take epic pics at dusk!
Aug 13, 2018
Bryndon Lezchuk
Jul 29, 2018
DeWayne Lyman
Easy walk with beautiful views of Shuksan & Baker, but crowded with tourists.
Dec 19, 2017
Adamson Bryant
snowshoed with Clare
Aug 12, 2017
Rachael Sewell
1.2mi
Jul 5, 2017
Nate Najul
trail still covered in good amount of snow.
Nov 25, 2016
Jessie Morris
Great day for snowshoeing! Lots of fresh powder and a great day to #OptOutside!

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