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Skagit River Loop Trail

North Cascades

Trip Report By

WTA Member


Hiked Sep 24, 2019

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Snow free

This 1.8 mile walk through the forest to the stream is beautiful - but it was the surprise at the river's edge that made this one of those adventures that I will never ever forget.

I arrived at the lowest part of the trail - where it reaches the sandy flat part of the river and heard splashing.  And then more. And then I saw silver reflections in the water.  And to my absolute amazement I saw dozens of salmon spawning.  These rough and tough miracles of nature had made their way up the river for over ninety miles to reach this sandy bottom. 

I treasured the moments.