Eight-Mile Trail 654.02


Begin on an old logging road and climb steeply up a long series of switchbacks. Occasional views of surrounding peaks, waterfalls and tiny tarns delight your senses on the way to the pass. This trail enters Boulder River Wilderness.

Once you reach the pass enjoy impressive views and see if you can spot the lookout on Three Fingers to the west. Camping is limited here. Use existing campsites and please bring a camp stove. For a longer, one-way trip, continue down the other side of the pass on the  Squire Creek Pass Trail 654 for 7.7 miles, ending on Forest Service road 2065.

The trail is popular with rock climbers on their way to Three-O’clock Rock on the south side of Jumbo Mountain.  

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply, limiting group size to 12.
Closest Towns: Darrington, Washington
Information Center: Check  current conditions or call  Darrington Ranger District office at 360-436-1155 or  Verlot Public Service Center at 360-691-7791.

General Information


From the Darrington Ranger District office, take the Mt. Loop Highway along the west side of the Sauk River. Follow this road for approximately 3.3 miles. Clear Creek Campground should be on the left side and Forest Service road 2060 should be on the right. Turn right and follow Forest Service road 2060 for 8 miles to the trailhead located on the right.

General Notes:

Map: Green Trails Silverton #110

General Notes:

Map: Green Trails Siverton #110

General Notes:


  • Darrington Ranger District
  • Green Trails: Siverton 110

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General Info:

General Notes

Map: Green Trails Silverton #110

General Notes

Map: Green Trails Siverton #110

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult


Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
1,600 feet - 4,000 feet