Elevation gain: 1435 m
Round trip: 20 km, Time: 9 hours
The Silverdaisy Mountain Trail begins 1.5 km into the Skagit River Trail. Once across the Skagit River at the Sumallo Grove Picnic Area, hikers climb switchbacks until reaching a slope overlooking the Skagit Valley. Following an old mining tram, the trail goes left up from the saddle, through a meadow before reaching the top. No GPS reading was available for this trail.
Head east along Old Hope-Princeton Way. Take Exit 177 east onto Hwy #3 toward Manning Provincial Park. Continue 29.5 km to the Sumallo Grove Picnic Area. The trailhead is on your right hand side. Note: This trail is best hiked from July to September.
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Posted By: happyhopers
- Tue Sep 07 00:30:12 UTC 2010
UpsideThe views from the top are amazing. Good views of Hozameen, Outram, Dewdney, Picket Ridge and even the highway in Sunshine valley. We got to the campsite/TH area in less than 3 and a 1/2 hours. Stopped for lunch on the ridge above the bowl and the carried on to the peak to enjoy the 360 degree views. We did the round trip in 8.5 hours, stopping for a total of 1 hr for lunch and pictures. We did not explore the mines but did find the geocache at the top. DownsideSteep, and hard on the knees at the switch backs. We forgot our trekking poles for this one. CommentGreat hike, with great views. The trail was well marked and in good condition.
Posted By: Hopehiker
- Sun Aug 19 02:06:47 UTC 2007
UpsideThe gps units for the trailhead is 10U 0639818 5452479. and it follows the skagit trail for about 20mins to a large cedar tree on the left. As you follow the trail up, the closed gps availability was 10U 0640337 5451036 close to the creek. There are several old mines along the trail, with the first at 10U 0643110 5449068. Going along the trail is very good, with water available after the 7 switchbacks(about 4 hours in) There are old cabins to look at as well. DownsideWe spent 6 hours going up the trail, and did not reach the summit in this time. We did spend about 1/2 hour for lunch, and 1/2 hour looking at cabins and mine shafts. CommentThis trail was a fantastic hike, but to make the summit, you cannot doddle too much along the trail.