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5,316 mi 8,556 km of trail 45 Featured Hikes

Gems 12 Gems Easy Trails 315 Trails Intermediate Trails 457 Trails Hard Trails 480 Trails
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Gems in North Cascades - 12

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gem Favorite A great day at Goldmyer Hot Spring

Goldmyer Hot Springs

(4) Skykomish, WA
gem Favorite Cold and windy late August sunset at Sahale Glacier Camp in North Cascades National Park.

Sahale Arm

(2) Diablo, WA
gem Favorite Mason Lake

Mason Lake

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

Ying Yang Lakes

(1) Stehekin, WA
gem Favorite Itswoot Ridge, White Rock Lakes, and Dome Peak along the Ptarmigan Traverse

South Cascade Glacier Col

(1) Stehekin, WA
gem Favorite Best way to get up close with the liberty bell formations is from the south side blue lake trail access

Liberty Bell and the Early Winter Spires

(1) Stehekin, WA
gem Favorite The view of Liberty Bell Mountain and surrounding mountains from Washington Pass observation point is simply stunning.

Washington Pass Observation Site

(3) Stehekin, WA
gem Favorite Fire over Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park Complex.

Diablo Lake Overlook

(8) Diablo, WA
gem Favorite Alpine lakes like this are just beauties.

Blue Lake

(5) Sedro-W…, WA
gem Favorite Looking over at the American Border Peak.

Winchester Mountain Lookout

(2) Peacefu…, WA
gem Favorite Icicle Creek and Ridge Spur Viewpoint

Icicle Ridge Viewpoint

(6) Leavenw…, WA

Featured Hikes in North Cascades - 43

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Favorite Colchuck Lake
Difficult

Enchantments Traverse

19.1 mi 30.8 km • Point to Point • 4,556 ft Ascent 1388.81 m Ascent

(66) Leavenw…, WA
Favorite Hiker on Maple Pass.
Intermediate

Heather/Maple Pass Loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km • Loop • 2,022 ft Ascent 616.17 m Ascent

(38) Stehekin, WA
Favorite Cold and windy late August sunset at Sahale Glacier Camp in North Cascades National Park.
Intermediate/Difficult

Cascade Pass to Sahale Arm

11.5 mi 18.5 km • Out and Back • 3,873 ft Ascent 1180.34 m Ascent

(33) Stehekin, WA
Favorite Colchuck Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Colchuck Lake

8.3 mi 13.4 km • Out and Back • 2,222 ft Ascent 677.35 m Ascent

(39) Leavenw…, WA
Favorite Goodies!  At Mailbox Peak.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mailbox Peak Trail

9.7 mi 15.5 km • Out and Back • 3,848 ft Ascent 1173.02 m Ascent

(47) Riverbend, WA
Favorite Middle Falls
Intermediate

Wallace Falls and Lake

11.1 mi 17.9 km • Loop • 2,419 ft Ascent 737.35 m Ascent

(48) Gold Bar, WA
Favorite A layer of fog shrouding the views below Mount Pilchuck.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Pilchuck Trail

5.4 mi 8.6 km • Out and Back • 2,087 ft Ascent 636.07 m Ascent

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

Kendall Katwalk

10.8 mi 17.4 km • Out and Back • 2,443 ft Ascent 744.49 m Ascent

(32) Riverbend, WA

Trails in North Cascades - 1207

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Lake TwentyTwo Trail
Intermediate
Granite Falls, WA
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km Granite Falls, WA 57 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #2Lake Serene Trail #1068
Intermediate/Difficult
Gold Bar, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.5 mi 5.6 km Gold Bar, WA 53 
3.3 mi 5.3 km #3Snow Lake Trail
Intermediate
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km Riverbend, WA 37 
2.8 mi 4.4 km #4Granite Mountain Trail #1016
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.4 km Riverbend, WA 19 
1.6 mi 2.5 km #5Mailbox Peak - Old Trail
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Difficult
1.6 mi 2.5 km Riverbend, WA 21 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #6Heather Lake Trail
Intermediate
Granite Falls, WA
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Granite Falls, WA 24 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #7Colchuck Lake Trail #1599.1
Intermediate/Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
5.6 mi 9.0 km Leavenworth, WA 10 
9.2 mi 14.9 km #8Sourdough Mountain Trail
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Difficult
9.2 mi 14.9 km Stehekin, WA 11 
15.4 mi 24.7 km #9Cascade Pass Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
15.4 mi 24.7 km Stehekin, WA
4.1 mi 6.5 km #10Hidden Lake Trail #745
Intermediate/Difficult
Darrington, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
4.1 mi 6.5 km Darrington, WA 14 
3.8 mi 6.2 km #11Ira Spring (Mason Lake) Trail #1038
Intermediate
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate
3.8 mi 6.2 km Riverbend, WA 24 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #12Sahale Arm
Intermediate/Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Stehekin, WA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #13Blue Lake
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Diablo, WA 12 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #14Talapus Lake Trail #1039
Easy/Intermediate
Riverbend, WA
Easy/Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Riverbend, WA 20 
14.4 mi 23.2 km #15Copper Ridge Trail
Difficult
Diablo, WA
Difficult
14.4 mi 23.2 km Diablo, WA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #16Annette Lake Trail
Intermediate
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Riverbend, WA 25 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #17Winchester Mountain
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Difficult
1.8 mi 2.9 km Peaceful Valley, WA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #18Picture Lake Path
Easy
Peaceful Valley, WA
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Peaceful Valley, WA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #19Trappers Peak
Difficult
Diablo, WA
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Diablo, WA
4.4 mi 7.0 km #20Lake Ann Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
4.4 mi 7.0 km Peaceful Valley, WA

Photos of North Cascades - 974

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Crystal clear view of the night sky from the campsite upon Cady Ridge.
Oct 10, 2016 near Skykomish, WA
Hidden Lake on a cool fall morning in North Cascades National Park.
Sep 19, 2016 near Diablo, WA
Tipsoo Lake during a July sunset in Mt Rainier National Park.
Jul 22, 2016 near Eatonville, WA
Itswoot Ridge, White Rock Lakes, and Dome Peak along the Ptarmigan Traverse
Oct 11, 2016 near Stehekin, WA
Cold and windy late August sunset at Sahale Glacier Camp in North Cascades National Park.
Sep 5, 2017 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
Kool Aid Lake Bivouac site on the Ptarmigan Traverse.  Johannesburg in the right side background.
Oct 11, 2016 near Diablo, WA

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