Climb steeply up the mountain on numerous switchbacks. Enjoy small cascading waterfalls from many streams along the way. A camp spot with a stream nearby can be found at four miles. The trail accesses Glacier Peak Wilderness.
Since the trail winds up the mountain passing through timber, you won’t get much of a view until reaching the top. But once there, the vistas are spectacular as you look east to Glacier Peak, north to Mt. Baker and south to Whitehorse, Three Fingers and Mt. Pugh.
From Darrington drive north eight miles on State Highway 530 toward Rockport to the Suiattle River Road 26, closed at mile 12.5. From the gate hike or bike approximately two miles to the trailhead on the north.