Mount Higgins

HARD 4 reviews

Mount Higgins is a 15.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Vernon, 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.

DISTANCE
15.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4258 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

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.

11 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...

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2012

nice view of the valley and surrounding mountains. peak isn't the highest around so it is more about the adventure getting to the top. Snow hangs on the trail for most of the year and can make for an interesting hike. remains of an old lookout still remain here.

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2012

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

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2011

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...