Gothic Basin

Granite Falls, Washington 98252

Gothic Basin

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This narrow basin of dark, naked rock, little pools, and a deep lake is wedged between the towers and buttresses of two formidable mountains.

The trail is steep and rough, but it traverses beautiful forests high above the headwaters of the Sauk River. The uphill grunt ends when the trail crosses a pass into the awe-inspiring basin. The towering peaks and otherworldly rock make Gothic Basin an unforgettable destination."

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"This narrow basin of dark, naked rock, little pools, and a deep lake is wedged between the towers and buttresses of two formidable mountains. The trail is steep and rough, but it traverses beautiful forests high above the headwaters of the Sauk River. The uphill grunt ends when the trail crosses a pass into the awe-inspiring basin. The towering peaks and otherworldly rock make Gothic Basin an unforgettable destination. But this is not a hike for beginners or dogs not used to the rigors of the trail. Snow bridges in the early summer can be difficult for a dog to cross, especially on the return trip when your pup is tired." Read more

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Trail Information

Granite Falls
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9.4
Distance
2,900 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
4.5 hours
Duration
Aug-Oct
Season
Verlot Public Service Center, USDA Forest Service; (360) 691-7791; www.fs.usda.gov/mbs
Local Contacts
USGS Monte Cristo and Bedal; Green Trails no. 143, Monte Cristo; Darrington Ranger District map, available at Verlot Public Service Center
Local Maps

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Dec 2018