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Gems in North Cascades - 15

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gem Favorite Lake Diablo at sunset

Diablo Lake Overlook

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

Colchuck Lake

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

Washington Pass Observation Site

(4) Stehekin, WA
gem Favorite Alpine lakes like this are just beauties.

Blue Lake

(5) Sedro-W…, WA
gem Favorite No Photos

Tank Lakes

(2) Skykomish, WA
gem Favorite The view from the top.

Winchester Mountain Lookout

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

Icicle Ridge Viewpoint

(8) Leavenw…, WA
gem Favorite Cable car over the Chilliwack.

Chilliwack Cable Car

(1) Diablo, WA
gem Favorite Ladder Creek Falls in the fall

Ladder Creek Falls

(1) Diablo, WA

Recommended Routes in North Cascades - 47

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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 few rock cairns along the way. Red mountain in the background.
Intermediate/Difficult

Kendall Katwalk

12.2 mi 19.7 km 2,621' Up 798.78 m Up 2,620' Down 798.61 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

11.7 mi 18.8 km 3,898' Up 1187.97 m Up 3,897' Down 1187.82 m Down

Diablo, WA
Favorite Itswoot Ridge, White Rock Lakes, and Dome Peak along the Ptarmigan Traverse
Very Difficult

Ptarmigan Traverse

32.9 mi 53.0 km 10,892' Up 3319.76 m Up 13,022' Down 3969.13 m Down

Diablo, WA
Favorite The trail levels out near the top, where the views open up as you approach the last stretch.
Intermediate

Kendall Peak Lakes

8.3 mi 13.4 km 1,871' Up 570.33 m Up 1,871' Down 570.28 m Down

Riverbend, WA
Favorite Sunset over Squilchuck State Park
Easy/Intermediate

Squilchuck State Park Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km 681' Up 207.51 m Up 705' Down 214.84 m Down

South W…, WA
Favorite View from the first intersection
Difficult

Cascade Crest Classic 100 Miler 25:43:58

101.2 mi 162.9 km 21,003' Up 6401.6 m Up 21,002' Down 6401.36 m Down

Cle Elum, WA
Favorite Almost back to the trailhead.
Difficult

Copper Ridge Loop

35.4 mi 57.1 km 8,660' Up 2639.55 m Up 8,658' Down 2638.84 m Down

Peacefu…, WA
Favorite View of upper Twin Falls from the bridge.
Easy/Intermediate

Weeks Falls to Twin Falls

7.3 mi 11.7 km 1,072' Up 326.66 m Up 1,067' Down 325.28 m Down

Riverbend, WA

North Cascades Running

  • 5,890 Miles 9,480 Kilometers of Trail
  • 47 Recommended Routes
  • 15 Gems Gems
  • 244 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 460 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 650 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Cascades - 1,307

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0.3 mi 0.4 km #1Talapus Lake Spur Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Riverbend, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Riverbend, WA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Cedar Lake
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #3Grouse Spring
Difficult
South Wenatchee, WA
Difficult
South Wenatchee, WA
7.3 mi 11.7 km #4Money Creek Road
Intermediate
Skykomish, WA
Intermediate
Skykomish, WA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5Norse Peak View
Intermediate/Difficult
Greenwater, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Greenwater, WA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #6Old Ellensburg Trail
Intermediate
South Wenatchee, WA
Intermediate
South Wenatchee, WA
3.1 mi 5.0 km #7Sawmill Creek Trail
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Sawmill Ridge
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
1.8 mi 3.0 km #9Sultan River Canyon Trail
Difficult
Gold Bar, WA
Difficult
Gold Bar, WA
4.0 mi 6.5 km #10FS Road #6022
Intermediate
Skykomish, WA
Intermediate
Skykomish, WA

Photos of North Cascades - 1,177

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Looking across the Chinook Pass highway towards Sourdough Ridge
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
View of Ross Lake looking south from ridge line leading to the summit.
Jul 15, 2016 near Hope, BC
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
Le Conte Mountain and glacier seen from Spider-Formidable col on 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
Kool Aid Lake Bivouac site on the Ptarmigan Traverse.  Johannesburg in the right side background.
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