Bedal Creek Trail 705

Climb steadily through thick, old forest and enter the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness. The forest is punctuated by avalanche chutes before opening into the meadow basin below the steep slopes and cliffs of Bedal and Sloan Peaks. The trail becomes more obscure toward the end and gradually disappears before the Harry Bedal’s historic trapping cabin. 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: This trail enters the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness where wilderness regulations apply.
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 Mt. Loop Highway, Forest Service road 20, for 17.5 miles to Forest Service road 4096 on the left. Turn onto Forest Service Road 4096 and climb steeply for approximately two miles to its end.

From the Verlot Public Service Center (11 miles east of Granite Falls, WA), travel east on Mt. Loop Highway east for 26 miles to Forest Service road 4096, turn right and ascend this steep road for two miles.

General Notes:


  • Darrington Ranger District
  • Green Trails: Sloan Peak 111

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  Area/Length : 
2.2 miles one-way

  Elevation : 
2,800 feet - 4,700 feet