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White Chuck Mountain Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Darrington, Washington that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 2,135 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Views

Scramble

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Getting There

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from Darrington: Take the Mt. Loop Hwy. along the west side of the Sauk River. Drive this road for 10 miles. Just past the junction with Road #22, the White Chuck Road #23 comes in on the left. Follow this road to the end, a total of 11 miles.

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Saul C
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As of July 8, snow still covers most of the trail, including a good bit of the scramble. We didn't make it all the way to the the top unfortunately, we couldn't get past the first chute because of the snow and ice, but it was very beautiful the whole way. Definately recommended this only for someone who knows what they are doing as far as scrambles go.

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Ryan Nielcen
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Got about 2 miles from the trail head, and had to park and hike the way up the snowy road. At the trailhead, there's so much snow you can't really see the trail, so you pretty much follow the top of the ridge that you're on until you get close to the peak where it opened up into a large snow filled bowl. By this time, I was well off the trail, but having fun playing in the snow. Started scrambling up the the peak. Here is where it got a little hairy. Got about within 500ft of the summit but got stuck. Getting down took some doing, and I lost my ham radio down a crevice. Once I found a safe route, I slid down on my duff for a good 1500ft. Won't be doing this solo again, at least this early. Bring crampons and gaiters. 6-1-20

Andrea Snyder
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Road up the mountain has a selection of potholes that you’ll want a higher clearance for. We did make it in our Town and county van though. Honestly had no idea what to expect when approaching the scramble. Even though I am afraid of heights it wasn’t the scramble that stopped me but the thunder storm. Will be back to conquer this peak soon! Weather permitting.

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Henri Ruut
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Hiking

August/19/2019. Scramble up with nice views. Watch out loose rocks. Took me 4 hours out and back.

Gerhard Erdelji
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May 2019, 2.5 miles from the trailhead and snow blocked me. The drive up to that point was beautiful.

John Ramer
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The Wild Outsiders
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Brett Gillis
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Brett Gillis
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Ana Laris
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Brad Howell
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