Baker Hot Springs is a primitive hot springs location in the Mount Baker National Forest, the north part of the state of Washington. The area is well-known and popular among hikers and hot springs enthusiasts.

There are two primitive pools enforced by logs and rocks. The hot water bubbles up from the pool bottoms at a temperature of 110°F. Due to slow water flow, the real temperature of the water depends of the the weather conditions. The water quality can be compromised if too many soakers in the pools.

A road to the trailhead is rough, so high clearance 4WD vehicle is required. From trailhead at south side of the parking, hike 0.3 miles via a short and easy 0.3-mile trail through scenic rainforest covered by moss.

Note: Roads within and around Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest are subject to seasonal closure. For more information, check  US Forest Service Website.

Baker Hot Springs | Facts

Location: 20 miles north of Concrete • Northern Washington • USA
Open: Year-round depending on weather conditions
Development: Undeveloped
Clothing: Depending on numbers of soakers
Amenities: None
Accommodations: No camping is permitted near the hot springs
Hiking distance: 0.3 miles
Road access: High clearance 4WD vehicle is suggested
Day-use fees: None
Managed by: US Forest Service

Elevation: 1,500 ft (460 m)

Water T° (source): 110°F (43°C)
Water T° (pools): Vary
Flow rate: Slow
Sulfur odor: Present


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Directions to Baker Hot Springs

From Highway WA 20 at Concrete,

  • Take Baker Lake Road and follow 18 miles north to Forest Road 1130
  • Turn left onto Forest Road 1130 just after Boulder creek bridge and continue 3.9 miles to Forest Road 1144
  • Bear right at the fork and go to the parking lot.

GPS: N 48°45.829' W 121°40.302' | 48.76382, -121.67170

1 Comment

  1. I love going there and enjoying the water, the bueauty and the joy of it being clothing optional which I enjoy being nude while in such a peaceful tranqil setting anf you may encounter those who like to remain nude in nature on the many trails there

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