Old Sauk River Trail

Darrington, Washington 98241

Old Sauk River Trail

Old Sauk River Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A major tributary to the Skagit, the federally protected Wild and Scenic Sauk River supports a wide array of wildlife and provides critical habitat for Puget Sound salmon. And like the Skagit, this mighty river is also winter habitat for hundreds of bald eagles.

The Old Sauk River Trail hugs the riverbank of this ecologically important and strikingly beautiful waterway for 3 virtually flat miles. And with an elevation below 1000 feet, the trail rarely sees snow, making it one of the few winter hiking choices along the Mountain Loop Highway. But any time of year is ideal for this delightful and easy trail."

Old Sauk River Trail Reviews

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Just a lovely trail that hugs the river bank for most of its length. With very little (100 feet) elevation gain over three miles, it is probably the easiest trail off the Mountain Loop Highway. You can hear the crashing of the river the entire route and there are several places where it's safe to access the river bank. The trail is in such good shape you could almost push a wheelchair. Great views of the river and surrounding peaks. If you came through Granite Falls, be sure to head back to I-5 via Darrington and vice versa.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
150 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
800 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District, or Verlot Public Service Center
Local Contacts
Green Trails Silverton No. 110
Local Maps

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Jul 2018