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Sauk Mountain, WA

    Sauk Mountain is a 5,541-foot mountain summit located in Skagit County of Washington state. It is situated immediately north of Rockport State Park and the North Cascades Highway, on land managed by the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Sauk Mountain is positioned west of the crest of the North Cascades Range, approximately nine miles ea…
    Sauk Mountain is a 5,541-foot mountain summit located in Skagit County of Washington state. It is situated immediately north of Rockport State Park and the North Cascades Highway, on land managed by the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Sauk Mountain is positioned west of the crest of the North Cascades Range, approximately nine miles east of Concrete, Washington, and 17 miles north of the town of Darrington. Its nearest higher peak is Helen Buttes, 5.86 miles to the northeast. A popular two-mile trail provides hikers with good views from the craggy summit of Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, Mount Chaval, and the Picket Range. The mountain's name "Sauk" comes from its position immediately north of the confluence of the Sauk River with the Skagit River, which in turn comes from the Sah-kee-ma-hu, a group related to the Skagit tribes. Precipitation runoff from Sauk Mountain drains into tributaries of the Skagit River.
    • Average stay: 2 hours
    • Elevation: 5,541 feet
    • First ascent: 1895
    • First ascender: G. O. Smith
    • Mountain range: North Cascades
    • Prominence: 1,621 feet

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    Dec 25, 2022
    A rough road wound us up to the small parking area and trailhead. Luckily it was late in the day and there were only a few cars remaining. We had just enough daylight to get up to the top, take a few… Full review by moecaryl
    Nov 12, 2020
    This hike up a trail not far off a route 20 in Skagit County may offer one of the last accessible hikes before winter sets in. As many of the trailheads become difficult to access owing to snow an… Full review by Kenpasha
    Aug 26, 2019
    This is why WA state is called Switzerland of America! From the parking lot to the top the stunning view never end. We saw wild flowers at the end of August. No problem with bugs. Choose a clear sunn… Full review by seattlesumirekan
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