Stetattle Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Stetattle Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rockport, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Gorge Lake: Travel east on Highway 20 to the access bridge to Diablo, near mile marker 126. Turn left and cross the bridge. On the northern side of the bridge look for a parking area to the right. The trailhead lies across the street behind a row of houses.

hiking
4 months ago

After crossing the bridge take the first left and the trail can be found behind the Diablo Volunteer Fire Dept. Building. The trail is washed out after a half a mile or so. But you can work your way around the washout to pick up the trail again. After that point the trail follows the river into the canyon a few hundred feet up. You'll cross three creeks and hike in about two to three miles then come to a sign reading "End of maintained trail". This trail doesn't see much usage and is a little overgrown at points. Moss completely covers the ground cover and trees making for a majestic hike. Solitude, moss and big trees can be found on the Stetattle.

hiking
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Firstly, there are NO signs marking the trailhead. It's off a cul-de-sac in a "neighborhood" at the Seattle City Light generation complex. The directions from the app take you right to it though. You just have to walk into the trees, along the river to find it. It's about 200 yards from the Sourdough trailhead which is well marked.

Sadly, the trail is washed out less than half a mile in. The river and area are great but you can't go far.