Quartz Creek Hike
Quartz Creek is a lightly trafficked out-and-back trail in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National forest that is rated as hard. This hike becomes very difficult to follow early on, and the trail suffers from overgrowth. Most hikers do not make it to the viewpoint at the end of the trail. If you plan to do this hike, bring GPS to assist in your routefinding.
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Route Description for Quartz Creek Hike
Quartz Creek is a very challenging hike to complete due to the overgrown, difficult-to-locate trail. Many users report losing the trail and being unable to complete the hike. If you’re going to attempt this adventure, make sure you have a reliable GPS route to help guide you.
The hike begins from the end of the forest road north of Middle Fork Campground. The views near Taylor River at the start are some of the best most hikers will find unless they make it to the viewpoint. Hike up to a junction where you’ll stay left. The trail then heads roughly northwest alongside Quartz Creek.
At about 590 m, the trail splits off to the right and begins to switchback. Gain more aggressive elevation as you near the end of Quartz Creek, which marks the end of the trail. Retrace your steps to return to the trailhead.
Getting to the Quartz Creek Hike Trailhead
The trailhead for the Quartz Creek hike is at the end of National Forest Development Road 5640 north of the Middle Fork Campground.
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