Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Darrington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
4 days ago

The trail up to round Lake has been maintained but from there to the old Kennedy Hotsprings junctions is tough. Camp Lake and Lake Byrne are amazing! And bring your fishing pole, they are jumping!

hiking
17 days ago

July 28, 2018: Great solitary hike!

Road in decent condition, passable by car.
No snow, but there were quite a few downed trees to hobble over. Other than the downed trees this trail is easily navigable, straight forward, but it is steep and ruthless and wooded right up to the end. The shady nature of this trail is welcomed on a hot sunny day!

We were on the trail for over 6 hours and passed not one soul, which I found odd since it was a gorgeous day.

This trail is HARD as stated. Its switch back after switch back. The views from the top make it well worth it and the satisfaction of achieving so much vertical gain. Lake is beautiful and is worth a overnight stay. Two different devices we had both clocked mileage closer to 11 round trip.

Very miss leading. You have to hike Monte Cristo Trail before you even get there. Views were nice once there not so much getting there.

Such a quick and easy hike to such a beautiful waterfall!

Short hike, beautiful view!

Nice well maintained walk until the big broken bridge. We couldn’t make it over with a baby so couldn’t get to the lake

hiking
4 months ago

Great easy hike along the Sauk River. Great views on the drive in and even from the main parking area. There are a lot of new trees that have fallen and make the trail a bit challenging in some spots.

walking
8 months ago

Not our intended trail for the day, but due to the road being closed this is why we ended up. only saw one other person and enjoyed a nice peaceful walk along the river nothing really exciting at all but we were outside and it was a nice day that's all there is to it! :)

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome sauce, if you like a good hike and don’t mind walking up a few miles of forest road to the trailhead then this place is awesome.

hiking
11 months ago

Good hike, dog friendly and to sit by the river was beautiful with the views here. Not a lot of bugs either.

Didn't read the reviews before hand, my bad, listen to the one below this. Road is COMPLETELY washed out, there is no way around and it's 2 miles before the trail head.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

This trail is more or less a duplicate of the one called 'Vesper Peak'. Continue past Headlee pass to scramble Vesper and/or Sperry peaks.

backpacking
Friday, August 04, 2017

I took the trail to the junction with the PCT and set up camp at White Pass. The first 6 miles through the forest along the river to the Mackinaw Shelter was fairly easy. Switchbacks kick in shortly after as you make your way up the ridge for a little over 2 miles to where it joins the PCT. The stretch from White Pass to Red Pass was endless green slopes and mountain views. The scene from the top of Portal Peak was spectacular.

walking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

SUPER sad and disappointing! Made it as far as we could, def could have used a machete! Trail is SO over grown and un maintained! Made it to the about an hour and a half in and that was it, after climbing under and over all kinds of debree! Was also told after I got down that due to a slide the springs were buried anyway! Don't waste you're time on this trail, but then again being out in the forest is never a waste of time! Ended up going to Baker Springs, it was amazing - all the huge horse flies!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Big washout 2 miles from the trailhead.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

hiked this trail 3 weeks ago. cleared all the switch backs and got really close before I had to turn back cause of sketchy snow. my dog kept falling through. should be cleared up now though!

Friday, February 17, 2017

I backpacked from North Fork sauk trail to PCT, to Blue Lake, to Pilot Ridge, down pilot ridge, cross the river, then again connecting back to N Fork Sauk trail and on to parking lot. What an awesome loop. It's a beautiful trail with espectacular views of Glacier Peak and so many flowers along the way and much more. I hiked this at the beginning of August. I would recommend it for a 3-4 day backpack trip. There's water sources all along the way, with the exception of top of pilot ridge. But you can find water before and after the ridge.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Chalk this up to a leisure 4 mile walk/ trail along the river. Awesome views of the mountain. Muddy in most spots. Dog friendly. Plenty of parking at trailhead along with restroom facilities.

Great trail and stunning views from various viewpoints. Go early to beat the rush, especially if intending to camp by the lake.

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Loved this hike, it is not easy! my fiance backpacked our 2 year old and that was pretty hard, but he was determined; he proposed once we made it to Silverlake

backpacking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

tough run for my first backpacking hike but worth it, "gods own country"

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

A little over 10 miles round trip and 4200ft gain make for a workout of a hike. 99% of the trail climbs relentlessly through the forest offering little to no views until you reach the very top. Numerous blow-downs of large trees to climb over or around. The good news is that the trail is pine needle and dirt almost the entire way to make it easier on the feet. The views from the top are excellent including a magnificent close up view of Glacier Peak. No water source on the trail so bring plenty. Start by taking the Suiattle River trail from the large parking lot and after about 150 yards there will be a small sign on the left marking the Sulphur Mtn trail.

backpacking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

still haven't finished the loop but I have made it to white pass

Monday, July 04, 2016

Meh. The river along the trail was beautiful, but the muddy pond was hardly a destination!

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Was a quick hike. drove right past it the first time. small temporary yellow sign. But worth the visit.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Amazing views. Fun swimming hole! Loved it.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Trailhead marker in All Trails is about one mile off. It is closer to Darrington about one mile. We had to find it from looking at the map of a track. But it took us about 5 minutes to hike down to falls.
It was raging!

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

That last review was meant for North Fork Sauk Falls which is on the drive up to this trailhead. I don't know how to delete it and make it right. Sorry.

One noteworthy comment to make is you can only park at the trailhead for NF Sauk trail if you have 4wheel drive. Otherwise you have to walk another 1/8 mile due to a small winter debris rivulet.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The marker for the trailhead is about a mile off. It is toward Darrington more and has nice sized parking space and small yellow sign. Good little hike to the falls. About 5 minutes.

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