Eight Mile Trail

HARD 4 reviews
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Eight Mile Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Darrington, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2352 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Darrington: Take the Mt. Loop Hwy. along the west side of the Sauk River. Follow this road for approximately 3.3 miles. At the intersection with Clear Creek Campground and Road #20, turn right on road #2060. Follow this road for 8 miles to the trailhead on the right.

3 days ago

This is a four star hike that I rated five starts due to the window of time that I traveled there with all the snow. The last half a mile of snow as well as the snow in the surrounding areas made the views exceptional. I initially thought the trail was going to be a waste of time since its so short but it was a good workout climbing to the top with excellent views. The trail was covered in roots and rocks so make sure you dont mind that terrain. Well worth the journey and the lack of other hikers was great as well. There are probably more climbers that use this trail then hikers.

Quite the workout and shaded for the majority of the trail. This was a first time for us on this trail. Hit snow field about half way up and couldn't find the trail to go further. Lovely water crossings. This Hike reminds me of Heliotrope Ridge, though the views from Heliotrope Ridge were a bit better.
We look forward to doing this one again perhaps in Autumn time frame, as this time out (May) was a bit warmer than we like.

9 months ago

hiking
Monday, July 20, 2015