Exploring Artist Point

Artist Point, Mount Baker Wilderness
Artist Point, Mount Baker Wilderness
Artist Point, Mount Baker Wilderness

Artist Point is an extremely accessible (weather permitting) place within North Cascades National Park with a paved road running all the way to the top of the mountain. From the parking area you can wander around the immediate area, use the restrooms, picnic benches or start a hike from the many trailheads surrounding the parking area. To the east is the ruggedly magnificent Mount Shuksan and to the southwest is Mount Baker.


One of the most popular hikes from the area is to Picture Lake where you can find a gorgeous reflection of Mount Shuksan. I highly recommend anything in the area!

Map below for reference: