Harold Engles Memorial Grove Trail 642


This half-mile trail gently loops along the flats near the North Fork Sauk River through a grove of giant cedar trees. The grove is named in honor of the legendary early Darrington District Ranger, Harold Engles. The story goes that he refused to include this grove in a planned timber sale because he would not stand by and allow these majestic cedars felled. Pass a 14-foot diameter cedar and come to a T at the river: left leads to a view of the river, right to a dense grove of cedars. 

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
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, travel south on Mt. Loop Highway 16 miles to Sloan Creek Road (Forest Service road 49). Follow this road east for 3.5 miles to the signboard and trailhead on the right.

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Difficulty Level: Easy
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
0.5 miles one way

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  Elevation : 
1,600 feet - 1,800 feet