Suiattle River

The Suiattle river trail is a great riparian stroll alongside a powerful glacial river. At 13 miles round trip, it's a long hike, but sports only 900 feet of elevation gain.

Temporary Closure

4/15/21 Update: In the aftermath of the Downey Mountain fire in 2020, the Suiattle River Road is closed west of Downey Creek, at about mile 19. This closure includes all trails beyond the road closure: Downey Creek Trail (No. 768), Sulphur Creek Trail (No. 793), Sulphur Mountain Trail (No. 794), Suiattle River Trail (No. 784), Bachelor Creek Trail (No. 796), and the Sulphur Creek Campground. Please check with the Darrington Ranger District for the most up to date information.

getting there

From SR-530, 5.7 miles north of Darrington and 11 miles south of Rockport, turn east onto Forest Road 26 (Suiattle River Road). Drive 22.4 miles to the road's end and the trailhead (1,600 ft).

on the trail

Hike the Suiattle River Trail as far as desired. It's 7.5 miles to Canyon Creek and good campsites.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft
  • 2,400 ft
  • Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
  • Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112
  • Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness

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  • Suiattle River to Canyon Creek
  • Suiattle River Canyon Creek Camp

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