North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park

Trails in North Cascades

Agnes Gorge Trail

The trail to Agnes Gorge begins at High Bridge, along Stehekin River Road 11.3 miles north of the Golden West Visitor Center. The trailhead lies at an elevation of 1,550 feet. From High Bridge the Agnes Gorge Trail leads southwestward along the northern bank of Agnes Creek. It begins ...

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Big Beaver Trail

The Big Beaver Trail leads northwestward from Ross Lake 14 miles along Big Beaver Creek. The trail gains approximately 2,060 feet as it climbs through the drainage to Beaver Pass. It leads through a considerable amount of marsh, which makes for good insect habitat. Check with rangers about trail ...

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Bridge Creek Trail

This trail follows a 14.3 mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), which leads north/south between the Stehekin River Road and the North Cascades Highway. It is a heavily used stretch of trail with few points high enough to gain commanding views of the surrounding peaks. The hike ...

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Brush Creek Trail

This trail leads southeastward out of the Chilliwack River Valley following Brush Creek. It ends at Watcom Pass five miles from the Chilliwack River in the Brush Creek headwaters. On the eastern side of the pass the Little Beaver Trail follows that drainage to Ross Lake. To access the Brush ...

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Cascade Pass Trail

This trail leads between Cottonwood camping area, in the Stehekin River Valley, and Johannesburg, at the head of the North Fork Cascade River. The trail is eight miles one way gaining 3,000 vertical feet. It leads through scenic wood and talus-covered terrain, passing 13 waterfalls. The route is rated ...

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Chilliwack River Trail

This trail begins on the eastern side of Hannegan Pass in the northwestern corner of the park. It leads approximately 14 miles through the Chilliwack River Valley. The route isn't overwhelmingly scenic, but it does provide access to Copper Ridge Trail and Whatcom Pass, which provide panoramic views of ...

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Coon Lake Trail

This trail leads one mile from High Bridge Trailhead to Coon Lake. The lake lies on the southwestern base of McGregor Mountain. From the trailhead you'll climb 600 feet along switchbacks to reach a trail fork immediately before the lake. At this fork bear right to the lake. This ...

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Copper Ridge Trail

The trail along Copper Ridge lies in the northwestern corner of the park. It extends seven miles along a subalpine ridge that provides excellent views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, rivers and glaciers. There are numerous camping sites along the ridge. A backcountry permit is necessary for overnight use ...

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Desolation Trail

This trail leads from Desolation Landing on northern Ross Lake five and a half miles northeastward to the summit of Desolation Peak. The trail is steep and exposed most of the climb. A historic fire lookout lies on the summit of Desolation Peak, although it is closed to the ...

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Diablo Lake Trail

Diablo Lake Trail is a moderate, four mile hike along the northern shoreline of Diablo Lake. Access to this trail is from Sourdough Creek parking area along Diablo Dam Road. A round- trip option is to boat one way on the Seattle City Light Ferry. The trail begins at an ...

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Eastbank Trail

Eastbank Trail leads 16 miles along the eastern shore of Ross Lake, making it one of the longest trails in the recreation area. Because the entire trail lies below 3,000 feet, it makes a good early season trek. This route is best completed by a one way hike. A ...

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Fisher Creek Trail

The Fisher Creek Trail leads 14 miles through the eastern portion of the North Cascades National Park South Unit. The trail begins on Easy Pass and leads westward to the junction of Thunder Creek and Park Creek Trails. This trail can be used in conjunction with the Thunder Creek ...

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Flat Creek Trail

Flat Creek Trail begins along the Stehekin River Road 18.5 miles north of Stehekin. The trail leads approximately four miles southwestward along Flat Creek. This trail provides good views of Glory Mountain, Spider Mountain and Spider Glacier. Begin this trail by hiking southwestward from Stehekin River Road at Park Creek ...

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Goode Ridge Lookout Trail

The trail leading to Goode Ridge begins along Stehekin River Road on the western side of Bridge Creek Bridge. It ascends 4,800 feet in five miles to reach the summit of Goode Ridge at an abandoned fire lookout. The trail leads through dense forest for most of the ascent ...

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Hidden Lake Trail

The Hidden Lake Trail begins from Sibley Creek Road and leads four and a half miles southeastward into North Cascades National Park. The trail gains 3,000 feet as it ascends to a saddle above the lake. From this high point hikers will have a panoramic view of North Cascades ...

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