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    Hansen Creek Trail

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    3.7 km
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    132 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Hansen Creek Trail is a moderately trafficked out and back trail in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that is rated as moderate. This little trail is used to dig up crystals. You’ll find hikers with shovels and rock hammers searching for quartz along its edges. Grab your gear and see where the god stashes are!

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    Route Description for Hansen Creek Trail

    The Hansen Creek Trail wraps around the base of Humpback Mountain, and besides pretty views, this trail has stashes of crystals to be found. Most adventurers here bring their rock hammers and shovels to dig up pieces of quartz. You can go as far east on the trail as you want to, or use the steeper connector to gain elevation up Humpback for another place to look.

    While we encourage you to find the best crystal spots, try not to damage the surrounding ecosystem by going too far off the trail. Otherwise, grab the whole family and see what gems you can find!

    Getting to the Hansen Creek Trail Trailhead

    The Hansen Creek Trail is located off National Forest Development Road 5510. Park where the road switchbacks.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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