About the Mt. Baker Hill Climb
Ascend 4,462 feet from Chair 9 in Glacier to Artist Point (5,140 feet elevation) in 22 miles. The Mt. Baker Highway (SR542) is known as one of the most scenic paved roads in the country and rarely is the highway closed to motorized vehicles from Glacier to Artist Point. With steep elevation and several switchbacks, this ride is not for the faint of heart but the views are stunning. Experience the agony and the ecstasy!
Whatcom Events is a volunteer-operated community 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Our mission is volunteer-driven sustainable management of events that showcase the diverse natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities Whatcom County has to offer while supporting local nonprofit organizations. The Beneficiary of the Mt. Baker Hill Climb is Shifting Gears.
Start Line/Parking – Snowater Road will NOT be blocked to owner and guest access.
All start lines begin at Snowater Road, just east of Glacier, WA. Parking Attendants will direct you where to park. All vehicles will need to have a NW Forest Pass ($5) to park at Artist Point. As parking is limited near the town of Glacier, we ask that you carpool to the event if possible. Please no day parking in the Chair 9 lot, it is reserved for drop off, the shuttle and volunteers.
Social: 7:00 AM
Recreational: 8:00 AM
Competitive: 8:30 AM