North Cascades National Park

Thornton Lakes Trail

This trail lies west of Newhalem in Ross Lake Recreation Area. It leads through recently logged terrain to a ridge line below Trapper Peak. The trail extends approximately six miles to Trapper Peak summit with an elevation gain of 3,364 feet. Views abound from the ridge above the lake, ...

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Stetattle Trail

The Stetattle Trail follows Stetattle Creek northward from the town of Diablo. This is a short trail gaining little elevation as it leads through a mature forest. The drainages along the route are fed by glacial water filled with sediment referred to as glacial flour. The particles in the ...

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Stehekin River Trail

This trail begins at the Harlequin camping area four and a half miles west of the Golden West Visitor Center. The route follows the Stehekin River southward four miles as it leads to Lake Chelan. The trail ends at Weaver Point on the north shore of the lake. There ...

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Sourdough Mountain Trail

he Sourdough Mountain Trail forms a semi loop 13.3 miles long from the town of Diablo to Sourdough Lookout to Ross Dam. The fire lookout is the main destination of most hikers who either begin from Ross Dam or Diablo. The route from Diablo is five miles long and ...

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Pyramid Lake Trail

The trail to Pyramid Lake is two miles one way and moderately steep. The trail gains 1,500 feet through thick fir, pine then cedar forest en route to the lake. The trail is well maintained, which makes it good for families with small children. It is best hiked during ...

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Rainbow Loop Trail

This trail begins from the Rainbow Creek Trailhead two and a half miles west of the Golden West Visitor Center along Stehekin River Road. Within the first mile the trail climb almost 1,000 feet to a trail junction. The right side of the fork is the Boulder Creek Trail. ...

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Park Creek Trail

This trail begins in the south unit of North Cascades National Park at an elevation of 3,116 feet. It leads 17.5 miles southward, ascending Park Creek Pass, to Stehekin River Road. The trail is considered strenuous, but the views from it are worth the effort. Park Creek Trail can ...

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Purple Creek Trail

This trail leads seven and a half miles eastward from the Golden West Visitor Center to the park boundary and War Creek Pass. It crosses Purple Pass and Lake Juanita as it climbs 5,700 feet out of the Stehekin River Valley. This route can be used in conjunction with ...

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Newhalem Creek Trail

This trail begins behind the Newhalem Campground and leads four and a half miles southward along Newhalem Creek. It is an easy trail with little elevation gain. The trail has not been maintained by the Park Service of late so ask at the visitor center about the condition of ...

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North Fork Bridge Creek Trail

This seven mile spur trail is the saving grace of the Bridge Creek stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The trail following North Fork Bridge Creek is often not maintained so check current conditions at a ranger station before attempting this hike. Insects can be a nuisance along ...

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