guided wildflower fall hikes - bluebells & penstemons


May – October   9:30 am – 4:30 pm*
$171 Adult, $85.5 Child (10 & under)

*times set to accommodate the Amtrak Cascades train schedule from Seattle and Vancouver into the Mount Vernon station.

Activity level: easy – moderate

In early Spring, our Guided Wildflower Fall Hikes start at the edge of Salish Sea where entire coastal headlands burst into a palette of colors.  Our coastal forest floor also comes alive with lilies and orchids.

In late Spring and throughout Summer, hike among mountain forest giants, along trickling streams, around tranquil lakes or up mountain sides to explore the variety of flowers growing in their favorite habitat.

In late Summer, venture up high to the expansive sub-alpine and alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and the buzzing concerto of pollinators.

In Fall, enjoy the stunning fall colors all around the North Cascades, up high in the mountains or down low along riversides, on a hike or on a scenic drive.

Our Guided Wildflower Fall Hikes take you onto well-maintained trails around Fidalgo Island, Mt Baker and the North Cascade Mountains.  All are dirt trails, with varying degrees of muddiness, rockiness and rootiness, that accommodate all hiking levels. Sturdy waterproof hiking boots and gear is highly recommended.

All trails are within a 90 mi radius and a 2.5 hr drive.  Some trailheads are quickly accessed from the road while others are reached via longer, potholed forest service roads.  Time of year, road conditions, unforeseen environmental conditions & weather forecasts dictate trail options.

Easy Trails:  little elevation gain (150-500 ft) and 1-4 mi round trip.

Moderate Trails: higher elevation gain (1000-1500 ft) and 4-6 mi round trip.

Please contact us for more information on choosing a trail that accommodates your hiking level.

Note: The first booking will set the trail  or scenic drive (Fall) option for the day. For a different level trail, book on an alternate day.  Please inquire prior to booking.

Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, and gratuity

Small group size: 1-5 Adventurers

Pick-up & drop-off locations: Mount Vernon Amtrak train & bus Station, Anacortes Ferry, hotels, motels, B&Bs, AirBnBs, marinas, residences & Airporter Shuttle locations in Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington & Mount Vernon.

Other details: Booking policy  |  How do I get to your area?  |  Where can I stay? | What should I wear and bring?  |  Safety & Forms

30 years safely guiding Adventures for thousands of happy Adventurers!

This Adventure is professionally lead by Naturalist-Guide (and owner) Stephanie.  She has guided all sorts of fun and educational land and water-based Adventures, throughout the US, Mexico and Canada, for the past 30 years.  She shares her passion for nature on every Adventure, as well as her knowledge of the natural & cultural history, marine & terrestrial habitats, flora & fauna, and ways of life of NW Washington.  Read more about her.

Got questions?   (360) 47 47 47 9

guided wildflower fall hikes - shuksan mt baker

Staying in Seattle or Vancouver but don’t have a car?  Easy.  Hop on the Amtrak Cascades train from the Seattle King Station to the Mount Vernon Station pickup.  Other options include the Amtrak Thruway Bus, Greyhound bus, public transit bus and the Airporter Shuttle.

Chasing Wildflowers & Fall in the North Cascades is an ideal Adventure for a single traveler, couples, a small group of friends or family, or a private charter.

Stay longer for a multi-day Adventure to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! in NW Washington. Add the North Cascades National Park Day Tour, Mount Baker Day Tour,Anacortes “Wild Side” Eco Tour and/or San Juan Orcas Island Day Tour to this Adventure.Check out the rest of our Guided Adventures and please inquire about accommodations.


“Thoroughly enjoyed my recent hike in the North Cascades with Stephanie of Skagit Adventures. Enjoyed identifying and photographing wildflowers while hiking through a beautiful old-growth douglas-fir/western redcedar forest. Stephanie did a great job of picking just the right activity level trail for this sixty-five year old senior, enough to work up a little sweat but certainly not overly taxing.”  Walter, New York

“Stephanie was a wonderfully knowledgeable guide. I appreciate the effort taken to find a hike that would deliver the experience we wanted as well her incredible knowledge of the plants on the trail. Would recommend Skagit Guided Adventures to both locals and visitors!”  Sweta, Seattle