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Gems in North Cascades - 15

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gem Favorite A great day at Goldmyer Hot Spring

Goldmyer Hot Springs

(4) Skykomish, WA
gem Favorite Sunrise from the campsite

Sahale Arm

(3) Diablo, WA
gem Favorite Mason Lake

Mason Lake

(9) Riverbend, WA
gem Favorite Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.

Colchuck Lake

(1) Leavenw…, WA
gem Favorite No Photos

Tank Lakes

(1) Skykomish, WA
gem Favorite Le Conte Mountain seen from the Ying Yang lakes bivouac site along the Ptarmigan Traverse.

Ying Yang Lakes

(1) Stehekin, WA

Recommended Routes in North Cascades - 45

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Favorite Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.
Difficult

Enchantments Traverse

19.1 mi 30.8 km 4,556' Up 1388.81 m Up 6,674' Down 2034.11 m Down

Leavenw…, WA
Favorite The Cascades over Lake Ann
Intermediate/Difficult

Heather/Maple Pass Loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km 2,022' Up 616.17 m Up 2,058' Down 627.39 m Down

Stehekin, WA
Favorite Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.
Intermediate/Difficult

Colchuck Lake

8.3 mi 13.4 km 2,222' Up 677.35 m Up 2,222' Down 677.23 m Down

Leavenw…, WA
Favorite Goodies!  At Mailbox Peak.
Difficult

Mailbox Peak Trail

9.7 mi 15.5 km 3,848' Up 1173.02 m Up 3,848' Down 1172.73 m Down

Riverbend, WA
Favorite Cascade Pass.  On the Ptarmigan Traverse, this point is where you turn photo-right and start route-finding off the trail.
Difficult

Cascade Pass to Sahale Arm

11.5 mi 18.5 km 3,873' Up 1180.34 m Up 3,872' Down 1180.22 m Down

Stehekin, WA
Favorite Looking across the Chinook Pass highway towards Sourdough Ridge
Intermediate

Naches Peak Loop

3.6 mi 5.9 km 608' Up 185.3 m Up 612' Down 186.43 m Down

Eatonville, WA
Favorite Middle Falls
Intermediate

Wallace Falls and Lake

11.1 mi 17.9 km 2,419' Up 737.35 m Up 2,419' Down 737.32 m Down

Gold Bar, WA
Favorite A layer of fog shrouding the views below Mount Pilchuck.
Difficult

Mount Pilchuck Trail

5.4 mi 8.6 km 2,087' Up 636.07 m Up 2,086' Down 635.74 m Down

Granite…, WA
Favorite Stunning view of Rainier at sunset. Bring headlamps!
Intermediate/Difficult

Kendall Katwalk

12.2 mi 19.7 km 2,796' Up 852.21 m Up 2,795' Down 852.03 m Down

Riverbend, WA

North Cascades Hiking

  • 6,080 Miles 9,785 Kilometers of Trail
  • 48 Recommended Routes
  • 15 Gems Gems
  • 208 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 467 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 586 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Cascades - 1,213

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Lake TwentyTwo Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Granite Falls, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Granite Falls, WA 65 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #2Lake Serene Trail #1068
Difficult
Gold Bar, WA
Difficult
Gold Bar, WA 59 
3.3 mi 5.3 km #3Snow Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA 46 
2.8 mi 4.4 km #4Granite Mountain Trail #1016
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Difficult
Riverbend, WA 21 
1.6 mi 2.5 km #5Mailbox Peak - Old Trail
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Difficult
Riverbend, WA 24 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #6Heather Lake Trail
Intermediate
Granite Falls, WA
Intermediate
Granite Falls, WA 26 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #7Colchuck Lake Trail #1599.1
Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
Difficult
Leavenworth, WA 11 
9.2 mi 14.9 km #8Sourdough Mountain Trail
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Difficult
Stehekin, WA 12 
15.4 mi 24.7 km #9Cascade Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stehekin, WA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #10Blue Lake
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
Diablo, WA 15 

Photos of North Cascades - 1,073

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Crystal clear view of the night sky from the campsite upon Cady Ridge.
Oct 10, 2016 near Skykomish, WA
Itswoot Ridge, White Rock Lakes, and Dome Peak along the Ptarmigan Traverse
Oct 11, 2016 near Stehekin, WA
Looking across the Chinook Pass highway towards Sourdough Ridge
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Kool Aid Lake Bivouac site on the Ptarmigan Traverse.  Johannesburg in the right side background.
Oct 11, 2016 near Diablo, WA
Turning a switchback along Cady Ridge.
Oct 10, 2016 near Skykomish, WA
Taking in the views along Cady Ridge.
Oct 10, 2016 near Skykomish, WA
Le Conte Mountain seen from the Ying Yang lakes bivouac site along the Ptarmigan Traverse.
Oct 11, 2016 near Stehekin, WA
Kool-Aid Lake, Arts Knoll and Mt. Formidable.  Taken from the bivouac site at Kool Aid lake on the Ptarmigan Traverse.
Oct 11, 2016 near Diablo, WA