Quartz Creek Trail 1050

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.

Washington Trails Association

At a Glance

Open Season: July
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer / Fall
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
  • The trail is closed to motorized vehicles and bicycles.
  • Wilderness regulations apply, maximum group size is 12, people and stock combined.
  • Camp in established campsites.
Closest Towns: Skykomish, Washington
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at North Fork Skykomish trailhead.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Skykomish Ranger District office at 360-677-2414.

General Information


Access from North Fork Skykomish Trailhead.

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.

General Notes:

Call the ranger station for current trail conditions for stock.


  • Skykomish Ranger District
  • Green Trails #143 (Monte Cristo)

Recreation Map

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Day Hiking

Elevation desc 2500/3900
Difficulty Level: More Difficult


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  Area/Length : 
4.4 miles one-way

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  Elevation : 
2,500 feet - 3,900 feet