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Sulphur Creek

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
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Length

3.6 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 2250 ft.

Rating

3.57 out of 5

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Trail Closed: The Suiattle River Road is closed just west of the Downey Creek Bridge until October 6 2021 due to forest fire damage.
 
 

This trail is not well maintained, so takes some attention. The trail after the first mile brings you to a fork where if you continue left will lead to you hot springs. Continuing to the hot springs is not easy, and is more like climbing. Since the trail is not heavily used it can be hard to follow so pay attention.

When you see the log bridge cross and continue up the creek about .1 mile more. Continuing on may be difficult during this portion of the hike, and may not have much of a distinct trail. Look for some stone steps to find a pool.

This pool can seat two people, and the temperature is more warm than hot at about 90F. Use the broom to clean the bottom, and open the pipe - filling the pool takes about 20 minutes.

 

Sulphur Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.2498, -121.1936 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

Sulphur Creek (#793)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

100 Hikes in Washington's Glacier Peak Region: The North Cascades

USGS Downey Mountain

USGS Lime Mountain

Green Trails #112: Glacier Peak

Green Trails #80: Cascade Pass

Getting There

Drive Highway 530 north from Darrington or south from Highway 20 near Rockport. Turn east on FR #26. Drive Suiattle River Road FR #26 22 miles to the Sulphur Creek Campground and park off the road, but not in the campground.

Trail Closed: The Suiattle River Road is closed just west of the Downey Creek Bridge until October 6 2021 due to forest fire damage.
 

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