The Bay to Baker Trail is planned to one day run from downtown Bellingham to the Mount Baker ski area, a distance of 74 miles. The Maple Falls to Glacier segment traces the route of the former Bellingham Bay Railroad between two small Washington towns not far from the Canadian border. The trail parallels the Mount 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 that are not yet finished. A 2-mile segment in Bellingham
is also complete.
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 Store (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 ...