Old Sauk River Trail #728

This riverside trail is easily accessible and almost entirely flat, making it ideal for a short hike during the winter months.
Total Distance: 6.0 miles
Total Ascent: 100ft
Highest Point: 800ft
Difficulty: Easy
Our Hiking Time: 2h 30m
Required Permit: Northwest Forest Pass
To get there, take I-5 north to Exit 208 and drive east on SR 530 to Darrington. Follow the signs to the Mountain Loop Highway, heading south out of town. After four miles, find the signed Old Sauk River trailhead on your left. View Google Directions >>
Recently the Washington Trail Association has been doing a lot of work on the Old Sauk Trail, updating the main trailhead and repairing trail damage from recent floods. Work is also being done to create a trailhead roughly half-way between the two ends of the current trail. Already a new trail is in the process of being cut from the Mountain Loop Highway to the river. Increased access should mean that the Old Sauk Trail will see more use in the future.

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