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Artist Ridge Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.8 (8)

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


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

5,203' 1,586 m

High

5,077' 1,547 m

Low

138' 42 m

Up

16' 5 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Sarah Baker

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  4.8 from 8 votes

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  4.8 from 8 votes
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#55

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#774

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Stellar views from Hudson Point.
Feb 29, 2016 near Peacefu…, WA

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Jul 6, 2021
Sungyeal Kim
소영, 호근 0.6mi
Dec 28, 2020
Adamson Bryant
at sunrise with Dad 4.3mi — 1h 48m
Dec 28, 2020
Ryan W
Aug 15, 2020
TY Yin
Oct 3, 2019
Tash W
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!
Jan 12, 2019
Ryan W

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