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
Clothing: Depending on numbers of soakers
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)
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.