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Scott Paul Trail (Mt. Baker)

Whatcom County, Washington

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Fees: NW Forest Pass

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 3330'-5440'

Current status (as of 4/13/24): not blooming

Notes: You have some choices here: you can do a loop on the Scott Paul and Park Butte Trails; you can do an out-and-back hike to the Park Butte Lookout and back (which skips the Scott Paul Trail altogether); or you can do the loop with an extra excursion up to Park Butte (shown on the map below). You can also do a side trip up Railroad Grade or to Baker Pass, if you want to get into some higher terrain.

Peak wildflower bloom on the Scott Paul Trail is typically from late July through August into early September, but there may be some flowers blooming from early July until late September.*

Typical year:

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.