Sauk Mountain Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews
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Sauk Mountain Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Concrete, WA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible from May until October.

2.8 miles 1091 feet Out & Back

camping

hiking

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

snow

Directions from Sedro-Woolley: Follow State Route 20 east for 33 miles. At milepost 96 near the boundary of Rockport State Park, turn left on the Sauk Mountain Road (Forest Road #1030). Follow Road #1030 for 7 miles to the junction of Road #1036. Turn right on Road #1036 and follow to the road's end. The trailhead and a large parking area are located at the end of the road.

hiking
14 days ago

The views! And although from parking lot it looks a bit intimidating, the trail is actually fairly easy. Loved it and will do it again!

hiking
2 months ago

I took 4 kids ages 6,7,9,16. They all made it up and back, no problem. Good beginning hike for youngsters. Trail is in great shape. Late summer is best time to see all the blooming wildflowers

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Unfortunately there was heavy cloud cover. The road up was fine - no issue for my FWD Chevy Cruze with low clearance.

The trail itself is in excellent condition. It was easy to follow with no roots. It was narrow but not an issue that there were not a lot of hikers on the trail. I strongly suggest this hike. I will be back when the weather is more clear.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing views! I would not bring kids under 10 years old or Dogs on this hike. Very steep and narrow. If you haven't done this hike I highly recommended it. You can also camp at the top:) I think it has a better view then Mount Pilchuck hike

hiking
3 months ago

Steep and narrow trail but the view at the summit is way worth the effort to hike up. Did not try to go down to sauk mt lake. I started at around 9 am and there were no flies. Once I got to the top, the flyers we're starting to wake up. Would recommend bug spray or some kind of repellent. The hike down was a bit more intense for me as I was constantly trying not to slip. I went on a Friday so hiker traffic was minimal.

3 months ago

fun but god damn I'm out of shape!! Great view

3 months ago

Very enjoyable hike, your reward is great a great view of the North Cascades (Including 3 volcanoes) Start early or you will be hiking in the sun all day long, Horse flies can be quite annoying! View & wild flowers still make it worth it!

hiking
4 months ago

Made up to Sauk this past weekend. The road has recently been regraded. No potholes unit the very end. Bugs are bad at the parking lot Get an early start to beat them.

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect day!!! Couldn't believe the views once on top. Its a workout, but easy enough for the whole family.

hiking
4 months ago

A lot of bugs but beautiful! Great hike!

hiking
4 months ago

The road coming in is riddled with potholes, a few of them are huge and one section of road looks like the San Andreas fault, really it's that bad. A beautiful trail with many switchbacks on an open faced mountain side. We got there early, the bugs were minimal, at the top they were horrible. A lot of bees as well. The wildflowers are in abundance and very pretty. There are 2 very small snowfields at the top, it's slippery but still doable. Just follow the path till you can't go any further, you will come to the peak where there are quite a few places to sit and have lunch or to take in more of the breathtaking views. The views are the best part of this hike, 90* plus.

hiking
4 months ago

From wildflowers to marmots and beautiful views to hiking on snow this trail has a lot to offer. Awesome views of skagit valley as well as many peaks of the cascades. You will love this hike!

hiking
4 months ago

24 switchbacks and battled all elements; rain, wind and snow. It was an amazing hike and well worth it even when the weather was nasty

5 months ago

Gorgeous fall hike. I want to hike it again this spring. Holy switchbacks!

5 months ago

Such a gorgeous hike! Completely surrounded by mountains. Looks steep but the switchbacks make it fairly easy. Still a bit of snow covering the path to the lake and the last little trek but it's views make it worth the trip. And lucky for us today a bunch of para gliders were taking off which was pretty cool to watch

6 months ago

It's pretty much switch backs up a steep mountain face. Hiked on 5/30 and there was a good dusting of snow.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing visual hike. I'd say moderate rather than easy. Still a bit of snow covering the upper part of the trail. The entire experience was beautiful.
BTW - the 6-7 mile gravel road up to the trailhead was very narrow and deeply rutted in places...but drivable.

hiking
10 months ago

1 year ago

This hike gets 5 stars simply for the amazing views. It will be a yearly hike for me no doubt.