Road 4030-040 Mallardy Ridge

Verlot, Washington

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There wasn’t a cloud in the sky this Saturday afternoon. We drove the Mountain Loop Highway from Granite Falls to Verlot. The parking lot at the Lake 22 trailhead was jammed, twenty cars were at the Mount Dickerman trailhead, and there were thirty at Barlow Point. It is great to have everyone out in the mountains, but today there were too many people. We headed up Road 4030 to the Walt Bailey trail, but got stopped by a snowbank at about 3500 feet. On the way back we spotted this interesting sideroad, No. 4030-040 (not signed). This proved to be a short, interesting walk between second growth and a virgin forest and best of all we had solitude. (The views were good, but we had passed a better view at 3400 feet.) The road is passable to a jeep and maybe to anyone with a scratched-up, high-clearance car.
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by Washington Trails Association (The Mountaineers Books)

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky this Saturday afternoon. We drove the Mountain Loop Highway from Granite Falls to Verlot. The parking lot at the Lake 22 trailhead was jammed, twenty cars were at the Mount Dickerman trailhead, and there were thirty at Barlow Point.

It is great to have everyone out in the mountains, but today there were too many people. We headed up Road 4030 to the Walt Bailey trail, but got stopped by a snowbank at about 3500 feet. On the way back we spotted this interesting sideroad, No. 4030-040 (not signed). This proved to be a short, interesting walk between second growth and a virgin forest and best of all we had solitude. (The views were good, but we had passed a better view at 3400 feet.) The road is passable to a jeep and maybe to anyone with a scratched-up, high-clearance car.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Verlot
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 260 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best spring to fall
Trailhead Elevation: 2,761 feet
Top Elevation: 3,000 feet
Local Contacts: Darrington Ranger District, Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
Local Maps: Green Trails #110 Silverton; Darrington Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Road 4030-040: Mallardy Ridge

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