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Earn the Hidden View
Hidden Lake Lookout is a beautiful hike with a steady elevation gain over a very well maintained trail. The road to the trailhead is very rocky and has huge potholes, high clearance recommended.
The trail starts in Mt. Baker National Forest, but the lake and fire lookout are part of North Cascades National Park.
The hike starts in an old-growth forest with a pleasant ascent through the pines. The trail then transitions through flower fields and tall shrubs until it reaches a ridgeline where it evens out for a bit. Trail then moved into alpine terrain with a few year-round snow crossings. Finally, you earn a saddle with a great view of Hidden Lake. Continue past the saddle and up to the fire lookout. From the saddle to the lookout it’s a scramble over a massive boulder field. The lookout at the top can be camped in, first come, first served.
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