Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Washington Cascades (North)

Skyline Divide (Mt. Baker)

Whatcom County, Washington

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Fees: NW Forest Pass

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4285'-6850'

Current status (as of 7/14/24): closed

Notes: As of 2024, the road to the trailhead is still washed out due to flooding in the fall of 2021.

Peak wildflower bloom on the Skyline Divide 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:

Featured plants: Castilleja parviflora var. albida, Micranthes lyallii, Chamerion latifolium

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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.