Mt. Higgins Trail

HARD 4 reviews
Mt Vernon, Washington
Mt. Higgins Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked trail located near Mt Vernon, WA that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, snowboarding, and snowshoeing and is accessible from May until November.

4.5 miles 3200 feet





Directions from Darrington: Take Hwy. 530 west 11.8 miles. Just past M.P. #38, take the road to the right that is signed #SL-0-5500. Continue on the road for 2.9 miles, crossing over the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Just before the first switchback, the trailhead is visible on the right.

1 month ago

This is just a warning to anyone interested! The trail took my friend and I forever to find, and when we did find it it was extremely overgrown and to enter would be trespassing. The original road to the trailhead was closed (and from what I have researched after, has been closed for a longtime) which adds a lot of time to the hike. We didn't do the hike because we did not feel comfortable leaving our car in the area.

2 months ago

Hiked this last year. Road is closed. 2 miles up the road to the trailhead. 1st mile of trail is way overgrown bear country. The rest of the trail is good. Peak us awesome, too bad it is trespassing at the bottom...

4 years ago


most of this hike was in the snow for us. Having a gps with the trail maps on it sure came in handy.

5 years ago


Hard to find, but definitely worth the effort. Mt. Higgins Trail is unfortunately one of the endangered trails in the state of Washington, and because of that, getting to the summit is difficult. We crossed Dicks Creek once, but couldn't find the trail again after that point. If you attempt, keep searching for that trail...