Bald Eagle Loop Trail is a 21 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Darrington, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.
Directions from Verlot: Drive east along the Mountain. Loop Hwy., 27 miles to Sloan Creek Road #49 and turn left and continue for 8.5 miles to the junction with the Cadet Creek Road #4920. Veer right onto that right and after 2.0 miles, the road bridge across Sloan Creek is out, but a foot and stock bridge is available. Travel the road on foot another 2.5 miles to the trailhead.
This trail has been noted for being longer (27 miles) if done in a full loop. Sandy and I hiked this last summer of 2013 and completed it in 3 days. We started at the Sloan Creek Campground where the Trail to White Pass and Glacier Peak begin, then cross the fork of the Sauk River and proceed to gain the maximum elevation of the entire hike and camp at the first open ridge top. 2nd day we hiked to Blue Lake, and 3rd day we hiked the rest of the loop back around to Bald Eagle Mtn, then to Quartz Creek and then to the Trailhead and Horse corral at the other end of the trail. We then finished the loop and road walked back to the start of our Hike back at Sloan Creek Campgrounds.