Mileage: 6 miles RT
Elevation Gain/Highest: 150/800ft
Map: Green Trails Silverton No 110
Favorite Eats After Hike: Mirkwoodshire Cafe
11/9/2014 This was the perfect rainy day ramble. The first part of the trail is ADA and great for all hiking abilities. I was part of a Meetup group and we had a wonderful time walking along the Sauk River, looking for mushrooms and admiring the moss clinging to the old growth forest. We parked in the middle parking lot and did a loop at the south end but came back on the trail we went out on so we could stay close to the river.
Directions: From I-5, take Hwy 530 to exit 208, signed for Arlington/Darrington and drive Hwy 530 to Darrington. At the ‘T’ intersection in Darrington, turn right onto the Mountain Loop Hwy. There are three entrance points with the middle one at 5.4 miles from Darrington that has the large parking lot and bathroom facilities. You will need a Northwest Trail Pass.
For another rambling river hike nearby, click HERE.