Mileage: 7 miles RT (to the meadows), you can definitely explore beyond that.
Elevation Gain/Highest: 4500/5683ft
Map: Green Trails Snowking Mountain No 79
Favorite Eats After Hike: Mirkwoodshire Cafe
7/7/2015 You read that right, 4500ft in 3.5 miles. This was my first hike with my favorite Meetup group and it has gone down in infamy as our worst. Then why am I even posting about it? Well, I hope some day to redeem it because I am sure it has potential. Plus, it offers solitude which I appreciate.
The trail was so overgrown, there were NO views for most of the climb and the bugs were so horrific that the leaders in our group had already begun to retreat before those of us in the back had made the meadows at the top. We only stuck around long enough to chug down water and a few bites of lunch before making our way back down.
I do know that some of the trail has been brushed out since our trip, that might help a bit. But you will have to be dedicated to the cause to hike this trail. And value having it to yourself.
Directions: From Darrington travel north on State Route 530 for 7.5 miles, turning right immediately after the Sauk River bridge onto Forest Road 26 (Suiattle River Road). Follow FR 26 first on pavement, then on gravel for 14.5 miles to the unobtrusive trailhead (elev. 1000 ft). You will see a large log on the right side of the road and a view of the river. The left won’t have much but the sign you see in the gallery.
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