June Hikes: 3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain - Rockport State Park

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

June Hikes: 3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain - Rockport State Park

A casual/easy exploration of the Evergreen, Skagit View & Sauk Springs trails at Rockport State Park - NOT the Sauk Mountain Trail (which is awesome but usually still snowed in during June). This hike may count toward your monthly required GoHike course June hike.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Pace: 1.7 - 2.5 mph

Meet at Rockport State Park, ready to hike, at 9:00 am. Further details in the Hello Hiker email. 

Discover Pass required. 

**NOT the Sauk Mountain Trail**

We'll do about 5 miles  on the Evergreen, Skagit View and Sauk Springs trails, through an old-growth forest where dappled sunlight illuminates mossy trees and lush ferns (WTA.org). This will require crossing Highway 20 twice at a marked spot on the road. 

This will be a casual paced hike, averaging 2.0 to 2.2 mph (with actual moving speeds of  1.75 to 2.5 miles per hour depending on terrain and steepness) with many stops to enjoy the trees, fauna and views. If you find yourself frustrated by frequent stops during group hikes, this is not the activity for you.  Participants will be encouraged to help navigate, so please bring a copy of the park map (printed or electronically) or have AllTrails/Gaia loaded. 

Rockport State Park is about 37 miles east of Burlington on Highway 20 and about a two-hour drive from Seattle (during optimal traffic), please plan your commute accordingly to arrive in plenty of time.  
Leader will be camping nearby from Thursday - Monday and is happy to share information if participants are interested in camping before/after the hike. 
Discover Pass required. 
Learn more about Rockport State Park: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/rockport-state-park 
Download the park map here: https://parks.wa.gov/find-parks/state-parks/rockport-state-park
Please bring your own copy of the park map,  either printed or electronically, for reference. 
Opportunity for post-hike ice cream in Concrete!
Watch for the Hello Hiker email the week of the hike and respond accordingly. Leader will be out of service the Friday before the hike. 

Rockport State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 Essentials required. Hiking poles optional.

Your leader will be sending out a Hello Hiker email in advance of the hike with details about the hike and gear. 

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