Swift Creek Trail Backcountry Trip
September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm PDTFree
Trail: Swift Creek Trail #607 (PNT Section 7)
Location: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest – Mt. Baker Ranger District
Spots Available: 12
No prior experience is required for this project.
Volunteers must have backpacking gear.
PNTA Volunteers will help with brushing and treadwork on the Swift Creek Trail #607 between 4th of July Creek and the Lake Anne Trailhead. This rugged trail is part of the 1200 mile Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail and provides access to the Mt. Baker Wilderness and connects the Mt Baker Ski Area to Baker Lake to the south.
Volunteers will be camping just north of 4th of July Creek Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Local Back Country Horsemen volunteers will provide stock support and pack in tools and supplies to the worksite.
The project is rated “moderate” due to the backcountry setting for the work party. The trailwork is relatively easy and suitable for beginners. Volunteers will need to hike several miles along the rugged Swift Creek Trail.
Volunteers will need backpacking equipment and skills for backcountry camping for three nights. Wilderness regulations apply.
- Project Leader: Sterling Collins-Hill
- Trail Crew Leader/s: Cat Sullivan and/or Thomas Gingrich
- Rendezvous Point: PNTA Office (Sedro-Woolley)
- Hike Length: 5+ miles
- Trip Length: 4 days, 3 nights
- Camping: Backcountry camping on the Mt Baker Wilderness (pack supported)
- PNTA Last Worked Here: 2018
- FAQ about Volunteer Work Parties
- Volunteer Trail Steward Application
- Volunteer Agreement
- More information about volunteering with PNTA
Drive: From Bellingham
- East on Highway 542, 58 miles to the Lake Anne Trailhead on Mt. Baker (1 mile from the end of the road/Artist Point)
Hike: From Lake Anne TH
- South on the Lake Anne Trail to the junction with Swift Creek Trail (2.5 miles)
- Turn right onto the Swift Creek Trail
- Hike 2.5 miles to the campsite near 4th of July Creek
Trailhead Staging Area: Lake Anne Trailhead
HOW TO APPLY
- Fill out a Volunteer Trail Steward Application. (If you have already submitted an application, proceed to step 2)
- Fill out a Volunteer Work Party Agreement, and be sure to tell us which event/s you are interested in.
- A PNTA representative will contact you to confirm your registration for a work party.
- The project leader will email you a Project Fact Sheet with more information and any updates.