Quartz Creek Trail quickly enters a sliver of Wild Sky Wilderness and crosses the boundary of Henry M. Jackson Wilderness. Climb gradually through tall timber to small, open meadows and creek-crossings, where a series of boulder drops along a rock slide create spectacular scenic waterfalls. Crossings may be difficult to ford during early season snowmelt runoff. In just over four miles the trail intersects with the Bald Eagle Trail 650 at Curry Gap near the Darrington Ranger District boundary.
Drive US Highway 2 to just west of milepost 50 (located between the town of Skykomish and the Skykomish Ranger Station). Turn north onto Beckler Road #65, toward Beckler River Campground. From US Highway 2 on Forest Service Road #65, drive 15 miles and turn right on Forest Service Road #63. Continue 4.2 miles to the trailhead, on the north side of the parking lot.