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Diobsud Creek

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
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Length

4.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 440 ft.
Highest Point: 900 ft.

Rating

3.75 out of 5

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Highway 20 Closure: Highway 20 is closed west of Winthrop between milepost 165 and 185 while crews fight active wildfires in the area. This closure is dated 7.12.21
 
 

A nice trip through a quiet forest that features moss covered trees, as well as rocks, boulders, and ferns lining the trail on a steep hillside above a babbling creek.

The main trail is good tread for the first mile, until it trail narrows and becomes brushy. Walk high above the creek, which can be heard throughout the hike, but not always seen. The last quarter mile of the trail is just a faint footpath that is more of a bushwhack than a hike. Wear waterproof clothes if you go in the autumn or winter - you will get wet on this hike! But be on the lookout for fungi; they thrive in these conditions.

There is a side trail that descends to the river and forks, giving the option to go either upstream or downstream, extending your trip as you like.

 

Diobsud Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.5893, -121.3940 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

Diobsud Creek Trail (#631)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District

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Getting There

Take Highway 20 through Marblemount. Just past mile marker 108 you will cross Diobsud Creek, which is signed. Take the next road to the left, which is Diobsud Creek Road. Proceed 1.1 miles straight up this unpaved road past the residences to a gate that that may be used to close the road. Two tenths of a mile past the gate and just around a hairpin right turn there is a large pullout on the right side of the road. Across from the pullout there is a tree with a large slash that has healed (see photo). The trail is right behind this tree; there is no sign for the trailhead.

Highway 20 Closure: Highway 20 is closed west of Winthrop between milepost 165 and 185 while crews fight active wildfires in the area. This closure is dated 7.12.21
 

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