The Maple Falls to Glacier segment of the Bay to Baker Trail traces the route of the former Bellingham Bay Railroad between two small Washington towns not far from the Canadian border. The trail parallels the Mt. Baker Highway and offers views of the dramatic peaks of the North Cascades, the Nooksack River and waterfalls. Note that the trail is dirt and gravel with some sections not yet finished.
The Bay to Baker Trail will cover 74 miles when complete, running between Bellingham and the Mount Baker ski area. Another 1.4-mile segment in the northeast section of Bellingham
is complete, and an additional mile has been built in the small town of Everson
In Maple Falls: From Mount Baker Highway, turn north on Silver Lake Road; a parking lot can be found at the northwest corner of the intersection. Across from the lot, you'll see Crossroads Grocery; travel a short distance north past the store and you will come to a trail post on the north side of a church parking lot.
In Glacier: There is a parking lot and access to the trail next to the town's public restrooms that are adjacent to Graham's Restaurant (9989 Mt. Baker Highway).
The scenery was a five star. Although the websites suggest this is an actual trail and a geocache site suggested bike friendly...it isn't really.
We started in Maple Falls, the chamber of commerce gave us a rough map with a few details and off we went ...