Sauk Lake Trail

HARD 11 reviews
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Sauk Lake Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Concrete, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2168 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

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
18 days ago

This is a beautiful trail. We just went to the top, and did not continue down to the lake. It’s a dangerous trail because it’s narrow. A couple people have died on this mountain this year and several over the years. The switchbacks make it manageable for a nice day hike. there are bear hunters around, so it’s good to wear bright clothing and put a bright shirt on your dog!!! In 2009 someone was mistaken for a bear, was shot, and died.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, the lake was worth it

4 months ago

Took this 59 yo about 45 mins to get up to the Sauk Lake trail fork above the switchbacks. I was alone on the lake trail, only made it half way down. Too much snow obstructing the trail on the rock wall just south and above the lake. (see pics) Better to leave this for mid August to September after the snow is gone. Grueling going back up to the fork. It's steep.

5 months ago

Beautiful! I proposed to my wife by the lake!

7 months ago

great hike with a 100,000 view

fishing
Sunday, June 26, 2016

backpacking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Took the boy scouts. We went up in heavy rain and fog and couldn't find the trail after the fork due to snow cover (June). But the mountain was awesome and the next day we figured it out.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Fantastic in August. Hard hike but varied fauna and views. Loved it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Great hike great views narrow trail

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2011

The trail was horrid to find, was covered in snow (in August, with not a rain or snow cloud in the sky) and when it was found, was too narrow to traverse, even for competent hikers. The lake was quite dirty and I was very unhappy about the whole experience.