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The Maple Creek trail is Maple Falls “newest” trail.  It is part of the Bay to Baker trail system and has some really cool terrain changes and tends to remain open and hike-able year round.  The trailhead is easily accessed off Silver Lake Road and you are more than welcome to leave your car parked at the Mt Baker Visitor Center.  From the Visitor Center just walk north on Silver Lake Road past the Crossroads Grocery and the A frame church, the trailhead is marked and on the right side of the road.  The trail goes down hill at first, at the bottom of the hill hang a right and cross Maple Creek on the log bridge and then head back up the hill.  At this point there is a spur trail that goes up and loops back around, this is a great option if elevation gain is a goal for you.  If elevation gain is not a goal just keep going along the main trail.  After a nice walk through the woods you will go down a hill and find a boardwalk, follow the boardwalk and keep on the trail as it crosses private property at this point.  The trail crosses Mt. Baker Hwy at a marked pedestrian crossing, just make sure to look well for traffic.  After crossing the highway the trail uses the Boulder Creek Bridge to cross Boulder Creek.  After a while the terrain is just too muddy and the trail is routed back up to the highway for about 100-200 feet near the Mt. Baker Bibleway Camp.  Once you get to the utility corridor follow the power poles down the hill and find the trail along the Nooksack River.  This is a good spot for a break and a snack by the river, you will have traveled about 3 miles by this point.  The goal is for this trail to eventually reach Glacier but that goal hasn’t been realized just yet.  You can travel back the way you came for a nice 6 mile round trip.

This trail is open for hiking, biking and horses.

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