North Fork Sauk River


Day Hike - North Fork Sauk River

Hike along a glacial-fed river with some of the biggest and oldest trees this side of Glacier Peak.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 893 ft
  • Pace: Casual

***Note meeting time change from 7:30 am to 7:00 am***

Cedar and Grove Park and Ride, Marysville, 7:00 AM. Northwest Forest Pass required at the trailhead. 

This will be a casual paced hike along the North Fork Sauk River. This is a fairly easy trail, rated as moderate because of mileage. Please be sure you are able to hike 10 miles when signing up for the hike.  If you are not able to hike slow, you may be happier on a different hike. 

Plan to stop for a bite to eat after the hike.


North Fork Sauk River

  • Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111

    Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112

    Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness

    Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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