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5,329 mi 8,576 km of trail 48 Recommended Routes

Gems 15 Gems Easy Trails 208 Trails Intermediate Trails 466 Trails Hard Trails 587 Trails
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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
gem Favorite Itswoot Ridge, White Rock Lakes, and Dome Peak along the Ptarmigan Traverse

South Cascade Glacier Col

(1) Stehekin, WA
gem Favorite Kangaroo Ridge, taken from climbing the Becky Route on Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell and the Early Winter Spires

(1) Stehekin, WA

Recommended Routes in North Cascades - 48

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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 Waterfalls feeding into one of the lakes. Taken in early October.
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

Trails in North Cascades - 1213

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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 44 
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 
4.1 mi 6.5 km #11Hidden Lake Trail #745
Difficult
Darrington, WA
Difficult
Darrington, WA 14 
3.8 mi 6.2 km #12Ira Spring (Mason Lake) Trail #1038
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA 24 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #13Sahale Arm
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #14Annette Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA 28 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #15Talapus Lake Trail #1039
Intermediate
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate
Riverbend, WA 21 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #16Winchester Mountain
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
5.1 mi 8.1 km #17Chain Lakes Trail #682
Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA 13 
4.4 mi 7.0 km #18Lake Ann Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
72.1 mi 116.1 km #19PCT: Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #20Picture Lake Path
Easy
Peaceful Valley, WA
Easy
Peaceful Valley, WA

Photos of North Cascades - 1054

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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
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
Le Conte Mountain seen from the Ying Yang lakes bivouac site along the Ptarmigan Traverse.
Oct 11, 2016 near Stehekin, WA
View looking northwest, running up towards Cutthroat Pass.
Apr 22, 2015 near Stehekin, WA
Le Conte Mountain and glacier seen from Spider-Formidable col on the Ptarmigan Traverse.
Oct 11, 2016 near Stehekin, WA