Illabot Mainline

Total Miles
9.6

Elevation

878.21 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

Illabot Mainline is a 23-mile out-and-back gravel road located 10 minutes north of Darrington and dead-ends at several hiking trails. This trail is open to all vehicles for the first 6 miles before becoming heavily rutted and brushy; some 2WD and full-size vehicles may have a hard time past this point. Illabot features many stopping points, including views of eastern Skagit Valley and a waterfall. The Illabot Mainline passes in and out of Mount Baker National Forest and Sierra Pacific Land and Timber Company property, however, public use is allowed with some restrictions per spi-ind.com. The Illabot Mainline is an excellent trail for those looking to get their feet wet in some light offroading while getting some great views! As of 4/15/24, the Illabot Mainline is blocked at 9 miles in by significant windfall.

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Illabot Mainline
Illabot Mainline
Illabot Mainline

Difficulty

The first 6 miles are passable by any vehicle. After this point, Illabot becomes heavily rutted and brushy.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

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Access Description

The Illabot Mainline is located approximately 10 minutes north of Darrington along SR530, or a few minutes south of Rockport if approaching from Highway 20.

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