Sauk Mountain


Day Hike - Sauk Mountain

Hike Sauk Mountain and Sauk Lake. Weather will impact total route.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at Chuckanut P&R, Exit 231 I-5 at 8am because of limited parking at the trailhead. It will take a little over an hour. The 7.5 miles of road to the trailhead from highway 20 has significant potholes and takes 30+ minutes to climb almost 4000 feet.

I scouted both trails on Sunday 9/1, ascending to the peak first, then backtracking a short distance to the trail that decends to the lake.  This second trail is quite narrow and often steep with vegetation brushing one's legs in many places. If the day is wet, safety will require us to skip this portion to save for another day. If the day is very rainy, the hike may be cancelled because of some rocky places that could be slippery.


Sauk Mountain

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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