Mount Baker Highway Closures; Baker Lake and Cascade River Road Updates

Mount Baker Highway Closures; Baker Lake and Cascade River Road Updates

Cascade River Road is closed at Highway 20 and Other closures on Mount Baker Highway and Baker Lake Road. See below for details real eased by Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Forest Service personnel are currently working to assess the damage and address needed repairs. Uprooted trees have fallen across some roadways and trails and heavy rains have saturated soils. If you encounter these types of situations it is best to change your plans, find another route or post-pone your forest visit.

If traveling in the forest, please make sure you are properly equipped with the proper tires for the conditions, emergency supplies for you, your vehicle and passengers. The best way to be prepared is to think ahead about what you would do in a potential emergency situation and have proper equipment and supplies with you.
— Mt Baker-Snoqualmie Forest Service

Mt. Baker Highway 542 is closed at the Mount Baker Ski Area (mile post 55) for the remainder of the winter season.  Access to the Heather Meadows Area, Artist Point and trails including Artist Ridge, Chain Lakes, Ptarmigan Ridge, Lake Ann, and Fire And Ice is limited due to snow cover, avalanche terrain and ski area operations. Mt. Baker Highway 542 has been reduced to one lane controlled by traffic light at mile 39.6, approximately 5 miles east of the town of Glacier, Washington due to an embankment failure.

Forest Service Road 39 (Glacier Creek Road) ***Update- Road is now open! I received a message from a snowmobile group that helped clear the road and they mentioned that barricades are in place to secure the slide area. 

Was blocked by downed trees at mile .85, just before the Thompson Creek Bridge. This limits access to the Heliotrope Ridge Trail and the Coleman-Deming climbing route for Mt. Baker. Forest Service Road 37 (Deadhorse Creek Road) is accessible to mile 8.5 before turning to snow. This limits access to the Skyline Divide trail where snow travel and route finding skills are required.

Forest Service Road 31 (Canyon Creek Road) is CLOSED at mile 4 from a landslide with large trees and debris. There is also tree debris on the road before the closure. The Damfino Lakes Trail and Canyon Ridge Trail are not accessible via Canyon Creek Road, but are still accessible via the Excelsior Pass Trail from State Highway 542.

Forest Service Road 3040 (East Church Mountain Road) is CLOSED at mile 1.7 due to debris across the road, and high clearance vehicles are recommended for the first section of the road. This cuts off vehicle access to the Church Mountain Trail.

Forest Service Road 11 (Baker Lake Road) is CLOSED at mile 22.8, approximately 2 miles from the Baker River Trailhead and North Baker Lake Trail access, due to a large mass of trees and debris over roadway.

Forest Service Road 17 (Finney Cumberland Road) is CLOSED at mile 17.6 due to a debris-blocked culvert that resulted in concrete footing damage. No trail access has been affected by this closure.

Forest Service Road 15 (The Cascade River Road) is CLOSED at Highway 20 due to multiple washouts and downed trees blocking the road. This closure blocks access to Cascade Pass and the Hidden Lakes Trail & Lookout.

CLICK HERE for an update on Darrington area roads!

 

Multiple Agencies Reviewing Proposal for Paving the Mountain Loop

Multiple Agencies Reviewing Proposal for Paving the Mountain Loop

Highway 2 Scheduled to Re-Open for Thanksgiving Weekend!

Highway 2 Scheduled to Re-Open for Thanksgiving Weekend!

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