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 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: Primitive
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
Day-use fees: None
Managed: 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

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