This pristine mountain meadow offers astounding views of Mount Baker and numerous other surrounding peaks.
The trail diverges from the Tomyhoi Lake Trail after 1½ miles and traverses through several drainages before reaching the butte.
Elevation gain: 2,200 feet
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Round trip: 7.2 miles
Hiking time: 6 hours
Best times to hike: July through October
Family friendly: No
Dogs: Dogs are allowed.
Amenities: Vault toilet at trailhead. Campsites available at meadow — wilderness regulations apply.
Current conditions: Patches of snow at butte and along trail. Call Glacier Public Service Center at (360) 599-2714 for updates.
Permits: Northwest Forest Pass required; $5 for the day or $30 for an annual pass.
Maps: Green Trails No. 14: Mount Shuksan; USGS: Mount Larrabee
Getting there: Drive east on Highway 542 to the Glacier Public Service Center. From there, travel 12 miles to Twin Lakes Road (Forest Service Road 3065) just beyond the Department of Transportation’s Shuksan maintenance facility. Follow road 4.5 miles to trailhead. Drive time from Bellingham: 1 hour, 30 minutes.Parking: Park along the road.