Mileage: 10 miles RT
Elevation Gain: 4200 ft
Map: Greet Trails Glacier Peak No. 112
Favorite Eats After Hike: Mirkwood Shire and Cafe
10/2015 I was looking for something steep and empty and this trail fits the bill. You do spend most of the hike in the forest but grueling climb is all worth it to have the views to yourself at the top. Once up there, there are plenty of ridges to explore.
Directions: This hike starts 23 miles in at the end of the Suiattle River Road (FR 26) off SR 530 a few miles north of Darrington, WA. You can get there from either the Arlington (208) or Burlington exit (230) off I-5. This is a great road that turns to gravel but it is wide and well maintained. Drive 23 miles until it ends at the trailhead.