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Verlot Nature Trail

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway
48.0905, -121.7789 Map & Directions
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
13 feet
Highest Point
1,035 feet
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Verlot Nature Trail on a sunny day. Photo by Doris Wang. Full-size image
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

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The Verlot Nature Trail connects the Verlot Campground with Turlo Campground. Continue reading

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Hiking Verlot Nature Trail

The Verlot Nature Trail is an unsigned trail that connects the Verlot and Turlo Campground.

One can either start the hike at Verlot or Turlo Campground. If starting from the Verlot Campground, when facing the river, go right towards campsite #3, and the trail starts on the right of the campsite.

You will pass a sign that talks about the salmon and trout in the forest stream first, then cross a bridge immediately after the sign. The trail is lined with plenty of old growth hemlocks, firs, cedars, and ferns to admire.

The trail borders the South Fork Stillaguamish River. After 0.13 miles, it spits you out to a day use area. You will find a picnic bench with a great view of the South Fork Stillaguamish River here, along with an old mining cart filled with fake gold, a giant slice of a tree and another sign that talks about the area. 

Follow along the parking day use area, and you will find the trail again, at the west end, following the river. This part of the trail goes along a cliff, so watch your footstep here. The trail eventually ends at the entrance into Turlo Campground. 

Neither campground offer day use parking but you can park your car at the day use area in the middle of the trail and go towards either campground from there. 

WTA Pro Tip: Both the Verlot and Turlo Campgrounds have small sandy beaches that would be a great place to go for a swim on a warm day.

Wheelchair Accessibility

This trail is not wheelchair-friendly in the snow.

Hike Description Written by
Doris Wang, WTA Correspondent

Verlot Nature Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.0905, -121.7789 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Granite Falls, go east on Mountain Loop Highway to the Verlot Campground. The day use parking is across the street from the Verlot Public Service Center.

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North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway

Verlot Nature (#725)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District

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